July 2, 2012 § 11 Comments
Those moments. When it all seems too much, when you feel overwhelmed, lost, falling. When you want just to give up, to go away, to stop the noise. When you feel beaten down, used up. Crushed and finished. Those moments.
I have many of those moments, harrowing moments of weakness.
But there’s a strength there too because however deep the crevice into which we tumbled, we are still here, still struggling to hold our presence in this moment. Arriving at this moment means that we climbed out of the crevice and went on.
The cliché- “what doesn’t kill us makes us stronger”- actually reflects a deep wisdom. All those bleak and crushing moments are behind us. And as we stand in this present moment, we stand as survivors, ready to be strong and present in this, our moment.
We will fall again. We will experience more of those moments. But right now none of that matters because in this moment we possess the glorious chance to be strong, centered, and present- right here, right now.