The very things we accuse of holding us back may really be building us up. Chains Many who have survived “hard times” will tell you that they learned so much from those experiences: discipline, fortitude, a sense of purpose (if only to survive), a realization of strength they didn’t know they had. Suffering strips all that is superfluous from our lives and exposes that which means the most to us. We must never forget that we may also find meaning in life even when confronted
. I quoted Sally Kempton a few weeks ago. Now I find myself doing it again. Her book is not one I can read voraciously, like an engrossing novel. Meditating For the Love of It has too many deeply nourishing passages that require slow digestion, careful rumination. Here is a perfect example: Invoking Grace
What allows us to relax into meditation, to make our effort without straining? Essentially, it is trust. First, we trust that the Self, the goal of meditation, is real and c
. Two is SO important in our culture. Two of us, the two of us, make a couple, which is assumed to be vastly superior to a single, no matter what the divorce statistics scream otherwise. The truth is, in the final analysis it is just you and your soul. That’s the ultimate couple. If you have a relationship there, you are WAY ahead in the MEANING OF LIFE game. Two You don’t have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body.
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