I read this this morning-- I still "struggle with the struggle," so to speak. It's pretty apparent in my letter. I wrote my letter to give my feelings a voice, but I wasn't fully prepared to hear what they were saying. Ughhh :)
"Life is often unfair. Suffering, fear and hurt will be there. We must know how to transform bad experiences into assets. We call this resilience. In the Twelve Step programs, the widely used phrase, "nothing is wasted" captures the truth that there are always critical lessons in the struggle. No matter what the disaster is, we must seek learning, meaning and opportunity. Finding peace and joy in the struggle is humankind's most important task."
and then later...
"We lose serenity when we invest in the pain. Mostly, this means resisting change or believing we have more control than we do. Growing up means abandoning what we once believed to be true, divesting ourselves of those impassioned arguments about fairness, and allowing the larger force of the universe to work through us."
ďWhen we disclose the thought and intents of our hearts in surrender, we identify with one another at depth.Ē