It seems easy to spend my time and thought visiting struggle and heart ache. Stories are written, songs are sung, poems are written and I can get lost in the cloud of human sorrow. I can see it changing the trajectory of our lives, leading us into depression, drug abuse and death. As I look about everyday, there are many images and examples of hurt and sadness. There are real stories and real feelings walking with us as we navigate our path every day and every moment, zoomed into the pain and suffering, zoomed into the hurt and struggle. It is a major player in the economic engine that we have created in the world. It sells newspapers, magazines and TV, all consuming and daunting. We can try to run away, turn off and numb, only to realize it is not going away.
The human condition sucks sometimes. I find it extremely interesting that I can write paragraph after paragraph about that, yet, when I write about forgiveness, love and peace it only requires a sentence or two. Apparently, finding love and peace is much easier. Famous writers suggest that we “surrender”, know, “there is nothing love cannot face” and to “change the way we look at the world”. Giddyup!!
Richard Rohr suggests; When we surrender to our own natural journey, we find authentic hope, hope that is not identified with outcome
St Paul wrote; There is nothing love cannot face; there is no limit to its faith, its hope, and its endurance.
Wayne Dyer said; When we change the way we look at the world, the world we look at changes.
”Blessings on your journey”