Month: November 2013

Daily Inspirational Message for November 30, 2013

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Life is a difficult assignment. We are fragile creatures, expected to function at high rates of speed, and asked to accomplish great and small things each day. These daily activities take enormous amounts of energy. Most things are out of our control. We are surrounded by danger, frustration, grief, and insanity as well as love, hope, ecstasy, and wonder. Being fully human is an exercise in humility, suffering, grace, and great humor.
– Susan Ariel Rainbow Kennedy (SARK)
 

One of my favorite things to do is read blogs about people’s spiritual journeys. When I read about other people trying to find emotional peace and forgiveness; about all the ways they feel neurotic and inadequate; all the times they find it hard to hang in there and keep the faith; all the crazy stuff they have to deal with from their family members, friends, coworkers and strangers on the street, it makes me feel less alone with my own problems. Reading about others’ trials and tribulations makes me feel more normal and more okay about myself and my own imperfect life. It also reminds me that we’re all in this together. Be kind to yourself and everyone you meet, and try to keep laughing at all the messes life slings your way; it’s all any of us can really do anyway.