Friday, March 22, 2013

say yes

beauty in pain they say and it's true
sorrow can caress souls, like no other emotion
it links us to that part of us, that yearns for understanding

an understanding of something more of something so intense, it will take us away from our beings
and then there it is, that insight into the other realm, perhaps, or so it feels

we chase and we bargain, we beg and we deny, but life will undoubtedly issue those cold heart stopping moments along our lonely journey here

we can hide, but it will come singing, it has found us, and we must comply

the effects can change us and we must allow them to, for to oppose this ultimate truth of life, is to wander past the meaning of existense

so touch it and let it sink into your presence---after all it is there- no matter what we pretend our response is

38 comments:

  1. So true, Lynn—and beautifully said. I hope you have a lovely weekend.

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  2. To feel the whole range of emotions is what living is all about. So many insulate against the tough ones.

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    1. you are right, they do insulate, what a wonderful way to put it, joy!!

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  3. We want the joy, but deny the pain. You put it beautifully: we have both and they sharpen each other.

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    1. yes i never thought of it quite that way "sharpening"---i think that makes a lot of sense--thanks susan :)

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  4. Well thought and presented...and timely. No need to dwell on pain when we're happy, but to remember the happiness in times of pain.

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  5. Pain can help us appreciate the good times. Well written!

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    1. oh i know--it's like after you survive the stomach flu--you are so very happy! thanks sherry :)

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  6. To have compassion, one must suffer. To appreciate happiness, one must experience a little pain.

    Very nice one!

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  7. One has to experience the variety of emotions that life throws at us. Good and bad they shape us and make us who we are. Beautifully written.

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    1. they do indeed shape us and not always perfectly but balanced---thanks suzanne :)

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  8. I think I could have written this!

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    1. oh really--i hope you are doing okay these days--thinking about ya <3

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  9. Yes
    Yesterday was my eleventh year as a widower and I struggled in the early days. Grief must be embraced, the alternative helps no one.

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    1. oh bless you dear---and it's so true, we don't have any good alternatives

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  10. It is strange how joy is fleeting yet sorrow seems eternal. The only thing we can do is draw the positives from the past. No matter what has happened we need to be able to look on each day as a new start with limitless possibilities. Learn from bad memories but don't dwell on them. Enjoy the good memories but don't be blinded by them to the exclusion of all else.

    It is isn't necessarily where you are that counts, more the direction you are moving in.

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    1. so true my friend---but isn't it strange that some darkness allows us to see clearer :)

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    1. good advice from someone, i know is authentic! thanks suze <3

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  12. Wonderfully written. Love it!

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  13. This was beautifully written Lynn. I think that we can all relate to it on some level.

    Julie

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    1. i was hoping we could-- thanks so much julie:)

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  14. Hi Lynn,

    You have written a great post and yes, sometimes we have good days and occasionally hardships, but they make us who we are.
    Hope that you have a happy new week
    hugs
    Carolyn

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    1. yes everything in life does make us who we are-- thank carolyn-- same to you:)

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  15. maybe sorrow brings out the best in us than happiness :P

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    1. you might be on to something deeps :)

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  16. Without sad times we don't have anything to measure the happy times against...

    Wonderful post my friend.

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    1. i feel the same way-- that's kinda what this was about-- thanks so much friend :)

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  17. very beautifully written...thanks so much for sharing with your readers :) I love following your blog!

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    1. awww you are too kind, thanks so much :)

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  18. wonderfully written, much to think about, huh?!

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    1. yes always thinking, haha, thanks annmarie :)

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