Friday, July 2, 2010
The Fragility Of The Human Spirit
To cry...until you are spent of tears and emotions. To scream the emotions at the world without restraint. To let wave after wave of sorrow, anger, resentment, and pain flow out of you. To allow yourself to be set awash in those things you have kept at bay for so long.
It doesn't matter who you are, where you are, what job you have, or any other number of issues that tend to separate us from one another. In that one moment in time, you are none of those things. You are simply human, having a human experience.
Is this a prediction of change coming into your life? Who knows....for some that might be true, while for others it is merely an expression of emotions that can no longer be avoided in a situation that lays beyond change of the moment.
Perhaps it does. Perhaps it doesn't. The point here is to remember and to feel, so you understand what I'm going to say next, because it's important. And you can't have one without the other, most of the time, sadly. So bear with me, please.
Now, I want you to remember the next catalytic moment of your life after that, something equally profound. It could be moments, hours, days or even years later. But, if you look for it, you will find it. It's a moment when the pain eased just enough for you to breath again, or someone touched you and comforted you, or when you realized you had walked through all of that darkness and....survived it. That is the moment when hope rematerialized in your focus.
There is a fragility to the human psyche...yours, mine...a limit, if you will. But that threshold isn't the end, by far, no matter how it seems in a moment's time.
The human spirit, the human heart, and the human mind do heal over time. Yeah, there is alot of baggage associated with healing. And depending on how shattered you are, it can seem like an endless road to recovery.
But for this, its the smallest things that matter. Taking one day at a time. Enjoying the smaller pleasures in life, as much as the large. Appreciating what you do have, without comparing it to what you feel as though you lack. And remembering, in these small ways, that there is hope. There is healing. And there is ample time for both.