Friday, January 9, 2015

Currie's Gratitude 9 January 2015

Whenever you feel like criticizing any one...just remember that all the people in this world haven't had the advantages that you've had.  [F. Scott Fitzgerald]

Sometimes I simply don’t understand myself. MayBE I don’t always need to though. MayBE it’s enough that I think about it and am willing to try.

I’ve been noticing my critical side[s?!] seem to BE on a holiday. I canNOT see what’s “wrong” with other people so much as I once [and for a long while] did. MayBE I’m kidding myself, but it really feels like it’s just “gone.”

Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.   [Marie Curie]

Somedays I don’t recognise the fear in me. Instead, it bullies and pushes at me, interrupting my intention to BE someone who is open to Life. When I DO “see” it, I learn. And for me, learning is what Life’s all about.

We must know the pain of loss; because if we never knew it, we would have no compassion for others, and we would become monsters of self-regard, creatures of unalloyed self-interest.  [Dean Koontz, The Darkest Evening of the Year]

When loss is imminent, each breath feels deep and intricate. Every moment so very essential.

I love you, Currie

1 comment:

Rita said...

Yes, when it comes to life and death so much else moves to the back burner or totally off your radar. It's a gift to have true perspective on what's important. You find out so many things you thought were...weren't. The ordinary shines and glows and sings to you. :)