Monday, October 14, 2013

Learning to Love and Live When Life Gets Hard

My latest post on tinybuddha-  Learning to Love and Live When Life Gets Hard

15 comments:

  1. I just read your entry from Tiny Buddha and I can relate in l.p. any ways..My father is dying as I write this. My sister died last year on October 23rd. I am not well, living in constant pain of fibromyalgia and severe arthritis and have been in treatment for clinical depression and PTSD for years. I am struggling to see how I have grown in any of this pain and heartbreak! I can no longer work..I am a nurse but feel so useless at this point in my life..and very much alone. I know that I am not the only person in the world in pain, but it feels like that to me. I know that I must keep on going but I feel paralyzed and broken! How can this make me stronger? What is the lesson in this pain?

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    1. You have a ton on your plate... no wonder you feel paralyzed and broken. I think the key is remembering that you are not paralyzed and broken even though you feel that way.

      I can't tell you what lessons are in your pain because they are yours... What I found through my pain will very likely be different for you; however, I can say that when you do find moments of happiness/contentment/peace, they will be that much richer and more meaningful because of all you've struggled through.

      I know at times it seems hopeless, especially when days drag into weeks into months into years. I couldn't imagine how it was ever going to be any better and some days I didn't want to get out of bed. Sometimes I didn't.

      How can that pain make you stronger? I think each day you make it through, each challenge you navigate and every time you find good amidst the heartache gives you the chance to see that you know how to survive. Little bit by little bit...

      I have no answers- I only know (to some degree) how I made it through my own trials. Do your best to shift your focus from what you can't do to what you CAN do. I don't know you, but I'm willing to bet that there are things you are capable of, even though different from what you were doing, that you're overlooking.

      Life is hard enough without us making it even more difficult and heavy. Be patient and gentle with yourself.

      Wishing you strength and peace.

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  2. Thank you, Miss Haiku

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  3. Saw you on Tiny Buddha then went on to read more of you--just want say I appreciate your writing and work, and you. Thanks. F

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  4. this is very inspiring Haiku! i hope ill overcome the pain im going through right now.

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    1. Thank you- wishing you strength to get through to brighter days~

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  6. hey haiku i have read your post ...i am appreciate your writing..
    few post of yours are very close to my life ....thanks for reminding me some precious moments from my life

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    1. hey there- thank you for reading and leaving a message.

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  7. WoW, Impressive.

    Thanks for writing these awesome posts :)

    Keep moving...keep
    breathing...still struggling...keep
    the spirit...keep smiling....

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    1. thanks for reading, and for the reminders :)

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