I highly doubt that any person goes through life unscathed by some kind of trauma or hardship; therefore, I like this quote for anyone who needs it. I also think that those of us who have survived abuse, crimes or serious medical procedures do well to take this to heart: We made it; We’re here today; we’re alive!
“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ “
I am discovering something new
That has been with me all along.
Sometimes it’s weak and mysterious;
But then it becomes much more strong.
My discovery is exciting;
Yet it’s puzzling and incomplete,
A quandary that deepens my interest;
That invites me with words so sweet
I am traveling great distances;
Yet I am going nowhere at all
For such a precious discovery
To answer this dynamic call.
The depths of exploring and seeking;
The great vastness of all I see
Is a discovery so complex,
Yet so simple because it’s me.
I’m writing to tell you the things I really want you to know. Do be patient with me: Some might be difficult to put into words; others may be hard to say in the first place.
First, I love you. You are precious. You are essential.
Next, I would like to ask your forgiveness, for the times I ignored your pain or told you to be quiet. You did have important things to tell me, but I couldn’t or didn’t want to hear you.
Sometimes, hearts are hard to understand. You can speak so softly or deliver your message in such challenging riddles. I have often misunderstood you or missed what you said altogether.
I am coming to know you more fully, as I feel your presence and honor you. I will continue to learn your language so that we communicate much better.
Meanwhile, please keep talking. Help me know God, you, myself – you are part of my Self. Keep offering wisdom, feelings, knowledge and even questions.
Without you, I am only a shadow; the sparkles in a stream without depth, that dries up as soon as the heat comes.
Thank you for being such an important part of who I am.