Archive for July, 2009
July 4th, 2009
I am a firm believer…
- that life is neither wonderful, nor horrible, happy, nor sad; it is each of those things, simultaneously, in every waking and sleeping moment on Earth.
- that I cannot control my thoughts, that they will sometimes tip toward the side of happiness and joy and sometimes toward hopelessness and despair, despite my intentional efforts.
- that I can, however, practice techniques which help me to live in the moment, instead of dwelling in the past or the future, and to release the hold that the tide of my thinking has on my emotions.
I believe that realizing and accepting that life is, in every moment, both beautiful and terrible, awe-inspiring and ugly, generous and unfair, is essential for peace and recovery.