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Posted: April 8th. 2017 8:44:34 PM
by Stewart Bitkoff
Age Group: Adult
I used to think that ‘being spiritual’ would somehow protect or shield me from life’s arrows. Yet it is not like that; - as I have stated any number of times- life is a full-contact sport and at one time or another all of us get pinned to the mat. The lasting question, do we get back-up and what are the bruises sustained; permanent or transitory?
We were taught that having a spiritual perspective is in addition to all of life’s responsibilities, successes and failures. Spirit gives you another tool in your box to manage challenges; it doesn’t free you from living a full life.
In a circumstance, when you are drowning and are in danger of going down for the third time, all you are thinking about is making it to a life preserver. You are struggling, fighting, wanting to survive. You call out to God/Light or anyone for help. You are not looking for a cosmic reason for this event. You just want to keep breathing; that is all you are thinking about and will accept help from wherever it comes.
Perhaps later that afternoon in the shade of your favorite tree, you examine this event from any number of angles. As you wish, this can be the time to thank the Creator, examine lessons learned and eventually move forward.
Author's Location: Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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