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Finding the Divine in the Details

Life has not forgotten us

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Gleanings found here and there:

 … remember that life has not forgotten you; it holds you in its hand and will not let you fall. Why would you want to exclude from your life any uneasiness, any pain, any depression, since you don’t know what work they are accomplishing within you? ~ Rainer Maria Rilke

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Image: D. Kirkup Designs

Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother. 

~ Kahlil Gibran

Oh, these vast, calm measureless mountain days, inciting at once to work and rest! Days in whose light everything seems equally divine, opening a thousand windows to show us God.

 ~ John Muir

Suffering is the Mind’s response to sadness or pain. If you suffer while experiencing sadness or pain, you have clearly made a decision that you should not now be experiencing it. It is this decision, not the sadness or pain itself, that is the cause of your suffering. …

Suffering is your announcement that you may not fully understand why it is arising, and how it all fits into the Agenda of the Soul. When you fully comprehend exactly what is taking place in your life, as well as the Process of Life Itself, then your suffering ends, even if the pain continues. Nothing changes, but everything is different.  ~ Neale Donald Walsch

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3 thoughts on “Life has not forgotten us

  1. Excellent harvesting from the tree of insight.-Ronnie

  2. Thank you for this–very needed today.

  3. As I am sure you already know that I find some hope, a type of healing within your post. There was something for me in each wonderful quote herein, but I especially found comfort in the Rainer Maria Rilke quote:

    “…remember that life has not forgotten you; it holds you in its hand and will not let you fall. Why would you want to exclude from your life any uneasiness, any pain, any depression, since you don’t know what work they are accomplishing within you?”

    I don’t know the plan, or the work that will be accomplished within myself, but even if deep within me somewhere – I believe it will become clear in time.

    Thank you for this befitting post, Phyllis. You are a gem.

    Donna

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