Browsing All posts tagged under »pain«

the way of compassion

June 13, 2013

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In every culture and religion on earth, compassion is at the core of human society. Even in a culture that is established and maintained by war, compassion is seen in how a mother nurtures a child or how a father provides. Even in a religion that is established and maintained by judgment and prideful comparison, […]

dark night of the soul

April 21, 2012

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Where am I? This suffocating darkness, what is this? All I see is darkness… all I feel is pain… Where am I? Who am I? As I gained consciousness of my spiritual state, I found a darkness deeper than any darkness I could imagine. There was no light at all. No light of life. No […]

the pain of others

November 19, 2008

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Have you ever stood beside someone whose pain is greater than you can phathom? Have you ever felt that awkwardness of not knowing what to do? That helplessness? What is our tendency? To DO SOMETHING! Anything! Maybe then we’ll feel better, because we DID SOMETHING. Hmmm. But it isn’t about me doing something so I’ll […]

a dark mystery

April 4, 2007

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I cried out to her: “When you cried I’d wipe away all of your tears When you’d scream I’d fight away all of your fears And I held your hand through all of these years But you still have All of me” (Evanescence song “My Immortal” from the album “Fallen”. Click here to listen.) Her […]

devastation — meaning in suffering . . . in pain?

March 15, 2007

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An Ode to a “shattered heart and soul held together by habit and skin”* Although the greatest of the many passions of my heart is family . . . this winter (a winter of my soul) brings separation / divorce number 2. Do I grip my greatest passion too tightly????? Do I have some “letting […]

total devastation

March 10, 2007

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Sometimes a wind comes out of nowhere And knocks you off your feet And look, see my tears They fill the whole night sky The whole night sky Derailed and desperate How did I get here? Hanging from this high wire By the tatters of my faith Sometimes a wind comes out of nowhere And […]

the pain of depression

November 6, 2006

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It gushes from deep inside my heart and flows through all of the veins and arteries of my body. It throbs with the beat of my heart. The pain of depression permeates every part of my body. It starts in my heart, neverending, throbbing pain. It ends in my head. Will my head burst from […]