“What would it be like if I could accept life
– accept this moment –
exactly as it is?”
– Tara Brach
“How you look at it is
pretty much how you’ll see it.”
– Rasheed Ogunlaru
no matter how bad it seems,
holds within it a blessing of some kind.
The goal is to find it.”
“Don’t let life harden your heart.”
– Pema Chödrön
Today I searched for quotes to help me simply accept life has it is right now, and change my thought process about it all. I promised someone recently, “Don’t worry I won’t let her steal my joy”, but by the time I said that, I realize I had already allowed that to happen.
The serenity prayer states, “God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, And wisdom to know the difference.” My biggest problem right now is that I don’t feel I have the wisdom to know the difference. I’m spinning my wheels trying to figure out what I can change, and if I can’t change things, how can I just accept that? What blessing do I find in it? The greatest comfort I have right now is knowing that everything changes. This is just a blip in my life, it will change…..right?? Please tell me it will change. Between the stress in my personal life and the stress of politics right now, I just feel overwhelmed.
The holidays are coming up. I was really looking forward to having the holidays with family, but it is way too complicated for me. I’m ready to run away and hide for the next couple of months. Anyone want to come with?
*photo by W. Holcombe, all rights reserved. October Sunset in Tucson.