We have too much of a get rid of difficulties mentality and would benefit from having more of an attitude of what's this difficult circumstance about and what can I learn from it. In our druggized society, we drug feelings we don't want out of existence rather than listen to them -- they are the result of a way of being and are signaling us to examine our way of being and be different. The times I have listened to my anxiety and depression rather than drugging them into oblivion, I've learned to increase accepting and being myself. What helps me learn from difficulties is knowing that difficulties are also lessons to learn from and problems are opportunities. Those are cliches that are true. Nietszche said that which doesn't kill us makes us stronger. It helps me to know that if difficulties don't kill me or I don't kill myself, I can learn and grow from them.
On Apr 30, 2019Judith E Simpson wrote :
I immediately thought of grief..(my own) .something we all feel when we lose someone we love. It takes as much time as it takes. A broken heart is an open heart. If grief is not denied....At some time after the pain, a time of reflection appears.
This reflection changes life. Love neevr diiviides....it multiplies.
On May 1, 2019liz wrote :
It seems natural to want to push away painful feelings but I do believe that healing is in the embrace of all, the light and the shadow and in this way we can transform our wounds through connection vs isolation; compassion vs self reproach; from fear to love... yes learn and grow face into rather than turn our back on suffering... great reminders David and Judith
On May 5, 2019Amy wrote :
So much wisdom here! United, standing possible! You are not alone!ðŸ•Š