SHINE … By the Spirit™ with Tonya M. Evans
© 2012 Tonya M. Evans
May 31, 2012
Things falling apart is a kind of testing and also a kind of healing. We think that the point is to pass the test or to overcome the problem, but the truth is that things don’t really get solved. They come together and they fall apart. Then they come together again and fall apart again. It’s just like that. The healing comes from letting there be room for all of this to happen: room for grief, for relief, for misery, for joy. ~ Pema Chodron
The quote above by Pema Chodron is titled “Letting There Be Room”. Her spiritual guidance serves as a beautiful and poignant reminder that when it all comes down to it, life isn’t something that happens to you; life happens for you (for your healing). And, ultimately, life just happens.
The joy and the pain, just happens. The love and the loss, just happens. The victory and the testing; it all just happens — not because of who you are (or aren’t) or what you’ve done (or haven’t); at least not primarily.
To be sure, we make choices and experience the consequences of those choices. But all of the choices and consequences are a part of life’s journey. And we travel not to reach some specific destination but to pick life lessons like flowers lining our life path. And then one day to pause and admire with gratitude the beautiful bouquet of life experience we’ve gathered along the way. (more…)