Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Geneen Roth

The answer to, "How am I going to get through this" is:
You allow yourself to sob.
To heave, 
To feel as if your heart has a boulder crashing through it.
You sit.
You listen to sorrow. Your own or the one who is causing it.
You get help from your friends.
And you notice
That at the end of every day
You are still alive.
And you notice
When you don't shut yourself down,
Leave your body,
You actually feel more alive.
That feeling anything,
Even grief,
Is differnt from what you thought it would be.
That when you don't leave yourself,
A different life is lived.
One that includes vulnerability,
And tenderness-
And fragility-
And changes the landscape of life as you know it.