I’m grateful to be here and okay. I never really considered that it could have gone otherwise. But anything could go otherwise. And I’m grateful. So what have I learned in this one year since surgery?
What I think will be the hardest things for me to live through, won’t be. Other things will be harder. They will not be what I expected, so there is no need to worry.
Physical pain is not forever and often has an antidote. Psychological suffering requires conscious effort.
While physically painful, I look back on the months of recovery after surgery as a beautiful time of peace and loving-kindness.
Life is always worth it. No harm no foul. We are life and there is no alternative to being who we are.
Suffering unites each of us with all of humanity.
My feelings of happiness and sadness are almost always prompted from the outside. They don’t have to be.
When it isn’t happening right now, it is as if it never happened. Experiences can live on inside of us if we let them. They can make us suffer or make us happy, but either way they are no longer absolutely real.
When the thoughts of others seem important that is a sign I see my thoughts as important. I don’t want my thoughts to be important.
Desire depletes experience of authenticity.
Sleep, meditation, and silence are life giving. They enable us to wake up.
Life experiences are seasonal. Winters contain Christmases. Darkness is the platform upon which light is born.
Thank you for being with me in spirit this past year. It is my wish that the love, seen and unseen, which you have been pouring out, will return to you having grown and multiplied.