“Pain is inevitable, but suffering is optional.”
This past week for me has brought extremely tragic and sudden news. In the past, I would have simply allowed myself to be devoured by my pain. I would have isolated myself and decided that no one could possibly understand my sadness – that I and I alone have ever felt something so devastating. Now, I can honestly say that I have spent time over the last week deeply grieving this development in my life but I have not suffered. Rather than wallowing in misery, I reached out to others and expressed my fears and sadness. I am thankful that my Higher Power has been with me through every moment and, though, I have felt profound pain, I have also realized an incredible joy and appreciation for the love and support that my friends, family, and partner have offered me in this time of need. Though I am sad, I am able to say that this week has still been a good week for me.
A meditation for February 13, 2013.
Tears in Heaven – Eric Clapton