Overcoming it…

 

Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it.

 

I have always been sensitive to the way people deal with perceived suffering as inspiration. My life has been filled with challenges. Born with a disability, I have faced a life of adapting. It was my life, it is my life. With nothing in my experience to compare, I adapted. I crawled instead of walking, I sat on my dad’s shoulders to get from one place to the other until it was time for my first wheelchair at the age of four. I entered the world knowing that to get in and out of almost any place would require adapting – stretching to find ways other than ‘normal’ doorways.

There have been plenty of times when certain opportunities have been difficult to reach but I have always been encouraged to find alternatives. This may look like suffering to the outsider but I choose, each day, to seek out the next way to overcome. 

It is a way many people choose. The way of overcoming. 


Quote: Helen Keller

Photo: Dimitris Vetsikas

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Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness.
It is not attained through self-gratification
but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.


Quote: Helen Keller
Photo: Kai Stachowia

 

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Light in my darkness

I believe that God is in me
as the sun is in the color and fragrance of a flower.
The light in my darkness,
the voice in my silence.

May these words be inspiration. There are times in life when color and fragrance are hard to find. The sun may be dimmed by sadness or fear. 

Notice the moments when light breaks through, brief as they may seem. Offer gratitude. A simple practice? Maybe. Yet while noticing  light’s gentle warmth we begin to realize that the space for light has grown. 

Small steps are movement. Gratitude can change ones’ way of living. 


Helen Keller (Contemplative Monk)

a worthy purpose…

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Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness.
It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.


Quote- Helen Keller
Image- Weavings