I follow Cathy Aten’s Healing Through Multiple Sclerosis blog. She is a gifted writer and I find truth and humor in her writing.
Here is an excerpt from a recent post that moved me a great deal…..
“HEALING”, for me, is the absence of desiring ‘other’.
To get there means being in partnership with this ‘thing’:
Not loving it but not hating it, either.
The more I need (read: need not want) it to be gone
The less energy I have to live.
In the process of attempting to look MS in the face
Without tightening my jaw in defense,
I am becoming more.
I judge less (self and other).
I am grateful more often.
I am less desirous of ’stuff’.
I am quicker to forgive.
I love deeper.
I am present to my sorrow more.
It excites me.
And feels lonely, sometimes.
Thank you, Cathy, for sharing your gift of words and encouragement. All is well.