What are my options? What are any of our options in facing disappointments? In receiving news that so radically departs from our present hopes and dreams?
Heading down into the suffering, the struggle, I am softened by it; I experience the most potent form of grace and reconciliation. I learn about true compassion for myself, and for all other suffering humanity; I learn about the capacity of my own heart to love.
But what's a person to do? Scream? Kick? Curse out the ignorance and unfairness of circumstances? Wallow and steep in rage? And what's that going to do? Whew. Perpetuate the woe? Please. Why be part of perpetuating the woe?
How to be in the emotion, and then step into the grace of transforming the circumstances......
And while I've not earned a lot of money, I have something much more precious than anyone could really put a dollar amount on: my health, my happiness, my life!I have the knowledge, too, that I can travel through some rocky emotional terrain and be just fine. I say, "Thank you."