Tag Archive | Hope

Suffering in Silence …

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Sometimes, we are way too good at suffering in silence.
 
We don’t want people to know our story.
 
Maybe we’re not feeling strong enough to change our story …
Maybe we don’t know how …
Maybe we think we don’t ‘measure up’ …
Maybe we are afraid of being judged …
Maybe our dream turned into a nightmare …
Maybe we are afraid …
Maybe our voice is only a whisper …
Maybe it will turn into loud, anguished sobs …
Maybe we will be abandoned …
Maybe we will be alone …
Maybe we have lost religion … faith … hope …
Maybe we think we’re unlovable …
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In breaking the silence – our suffering can be a light of strength.
 
Sharing our story …
Opens doors to heal hearts … (our hearts) …
Creates pathways to change …
Breathes courage into the very depths of our souls …
Brings in people who understand … who will walk with us …
Who will lend their shoulder for our sobs …
Who will love us just as we are …
Vulnerable …
Authentic …
Weepy and snotty …
Angry and hurt …
 
And we feel a flicker of love …
And we let it in … just a bit …
It flames the tiniest speck of hope … entwined with a fleck of faith.
 
We soften, letting down our guard as we break our silence … we are incredibly brave. Perhaps standing alone … perhaps with someone good to lean on … knowing we can take a breath … knowing we have broken free.
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My Encouragement to you: 
Share your story.  Bring in counselling if you need it.  When I did, it validated my truth.  It made me work at seeing – how feeling my emotions were a good thing – even though they were awful! 
A great Anne Lamott quote:“I thought such awful thoughts that I cannot even say them out-loud, because they would make Jesus want to drink gin straight out of the cat dish.” 
Yep – that was me!   
                     
Be brave and speak. 
You don’t know the light you will bring into someone else’s life …
let me assure you, you will.
Blessings and Love,
Namaste
Debbie

Just wanted to say …

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She is Love.

She is Compassion.

She is Hope.

We’re in this world together.

Let’s follow her example.

Seldom do I write thoughts that are lending to political conversations.  This morning,  I put this together … taking a breath and sharing.  We come/came from different places in the world.  With kindness and love, we build bridges.  We have different strengths and weaknesses, views, and circumstances in life.  In listening, we can gain understanding.

Let’s believe love is the flame within us that is spreading … no matter where in the world we live.  No matter how tired or poor or rich or brave we are.

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I believe in what Lady Liberty stands for – friendship between nations and freedom from oppression.

Namaste

Debbie