Browsing All posts tagged under »pain«

radical amazement

June 18, 2017


Radical Amazement not only includes standing in awe and wonder of beauty, wisdom, grace, nature’s power, and the power of the human spirit. Radical Amazement also includes standing in awe and wonder of the depth of the darkness before me, within me, and the depth of the darkness as revealed in you by you; feeling […]

the way of compassion

June 13, 2013


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


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


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


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


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


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 […]