Reticent Mental Property

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My friend tells me all the most important things in life are learned through painful experience, her suffering necessary before the enlightenment. Hours of crying, raw awareness of failures, deep sadness and brutal truths.


The contrast of missing someone makes us appreciate the return; absence makes the heart grow fonder…

Many believe someone comes across hard times, pain, illness and loss because a higher power has something to teach them.

I reject it all.


We learn in hard times because we strive to pull something good out of the mess. The good is always there, the mess, fleeting.

We learn from hope- that belief in something good, something so far beyond pain and sorrow.

The human spirit tells us today will be a better day. When we listen to those internal, often silenced voices…when we give our heart’s response the credit,  cut off the attribution to pain we feel the sunshine, hear all the music, balance atop our spinning world. Let’s stop glorifying pain with a capital P.

Yes, sometimes we have to sit in the middle of the mess and feel, and own, and accept the great sadness- and then be still – so we can hear the lesson.


It’s not the sadness that is required for the learning; it’s the listening.


#for Reticent Mental Property. Image courtesy of the web.

12 comments on “Still

  1. mtaggartwriter
    October 22, 2015

    I enjoyed this.


  2. thruthemist
    October 22, 2015

    This is the truth and I hear you loud and clear. It is far to easy to pass off pain without listening to our inner voice giving us guidance to a better place and peace.
    Hugs RET! m


  3. Marty
    October 22, 2015

    The Dalai Lama’s words are true. But how do we continue to hold on to the hope? How do we keep it present? Depressed people are all around us. Where is their hope?


  4. Reticent Mental Property
    October 22, 2015

    Perhaps depression is the stillness…perhaps they are processing, albeit verrry slowly, the moments and the meanings. They may be the ones listening most closely, unlike many who surround themselves with chaos thinking the race is the only place they can find peace and inspiration…

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  5. messupdressup03
    October 23, 2015

    Absolutely delightful ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  6. distantshipsmoke
    October 24, 2015

    You are very wise, yes, I think you are.


  7. dievca
    October 25, 2015

    I equate listening with paying attention. If you pay attention to Life you can learn — with or without pain.


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