Sunday, November 30, 2014

Currie's Gratitude 30 November 2014

But you can’t get to any of these truths by sitting in a field smiling beatifically, avoiding your anger and damage and grief. Your anger and damage and grief are the way to the truth. We don’t have much truth to express unless we have gone into those rooms and closets and woods and abysses that we were told not go in to. When we have gone in and looked around for a long while, just breathing and finally taking it in – then we will be able to speak in our own voice and to stay in the present moment. And that moment is home.   [Anne Lamott]

For a long while I was drawn to drama. Every relationship I have and have had appears on my mind’s screen like a series of skirmishes and battles, won, lost, and sometimes simply drawn. I never dared say so BEfore. But I knew. And the others knew, too.

Rare and waaaaaaay long BEtween there have been times un-drama-fed, which makes me a little MORE willing to wade through the muck of “anger and damage and grief” with a better “thinking cap” on my head.

It's good to do uncomfortable things. It's weight training for life.   [Anne Lamott, Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith]
A spectaculicious way to see DOing uncomfortable stuff.

I love you, Currie

1 comment:

Rita said...

Lamott's quotes are great. Unless we are willing to examine and stand in our dark places, we don't know who we truly are and that leaves us unable to truly change to become the people we yearn to be. Leaves us pulled by "unseen" emotional forces that create automatic old tapes playing in our heads and hearts. One needs to know what is pulling at you from your own darkness so that you know from where and when it is coming and can decide how to react rather than automatically react blindly. Knowing takes away the power of the unseen--examining the part of us we want to reject or not own. Once we accept and own it--it isn't as overwhelming and we can control it--most of the time--LOL! ;)