The Price (Good Friday Meditation) …

The suffering itself is not so bad; it’s the resentment against suffering that is the real pain.
— Allen Ginsberg from The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion

 

There is no time for despair, no place for self-pity, no need for silence, no room for fear. We speak, we write, we do language. That is how civilizations heal. I know the world is bruised and bleeding, and though it is important not to ignore its pain, it is also critical to refuse to succumb to its malevolence. Like failure, chaos contains information that can lead to knowledge — even wisdom.
— Toni Morrison from No Place for Self-Pity, No Room for Fear

 

We should make all spiritual talk
simple today:
God is trying to sell you something,
But you don’t want to buy .
That is what your suffering is:
Your fantastic haggling,
Your manic screaming over the price!
-Hafiz From I Heard God Laughing: Poems of Hope and Joy

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When it looked like the sun wasn't going to shine any more, there's a rainbow in the clouds. -- Maya Angelou #qotd #mayaangelou #lookingforrainbows #yycparks #monday #gloomyday #daylightsavings #winterreturns #yyc #calgaryisbeautiful #clouds #sky #loarx

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