Much of my blog seems to act as a gathering hole for other wonderful thinkers and bloggers out there. This doesn’t bother me, as I had started this blog originally to have a space to put all the things I find inspirational.
This is a beautiful post by Pammy Sue Grout about someone who chose to see the light despite dreary circumstances.
May I learn to face life with the same strength and courage! 🙂
“Life is not a roll of the dice. It is a result of what conscious awareness we find ourselves living out from. We can make a deliberate choice to shift our perception from this atmosphere of sickness and sorrow and live out from a higher principle.”–Michele Longo-O’Donnell
Elizabeth Gilbert had the words “stubborn gladness” tattooed on her arm. It’s from her favorite poem by Jack Gilbert. In the poem, “A Brief for the Defense,” he writes, “We must have the stubbornness to accept our gladness in the ruthless furnace of this world.”
I think about stubborn gladness a lot. It defies the chasm so many of us believe—that you are either A) a realist who can’t help but notice the world is going to you-know-where in a you-know-what or 2) you’re a naïve Pollyanna who turns a blind eye to the world’s suffering.
The middle way, that Gilbert embraces, is…
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Hi I am new here and just I read the blog about stubborn gladness after reading it. I would replaced stubborn with awakening and Gladness with opportunity . But it was a awesome story. I am here looking for answers and you can help about dreams that are come true. Fore years all mine have come true and it’s getting more and more crazy for me. If you can help in anyway get back to me if you can my email firstname.lastname@example.org
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You said . We can make a deliberate choice to shift our perception from this atmosphere of sickness and sorrow and live out from a higher principle.”– yes when it come to sicken to health yes sorrow to Joy yes I Believe that. But even sometime that is in possible to change as well if you don’t know how. Every thing is based on experience and it’s the key to opening the door that leads to change. Experience might have come to you by falling on your face accidentally or buy someone and by divine power. Just as a child learn it is the same with us adults but this subject is deep and I can get lost in it for weeks. But my main reason for being here or maybe I’m just seeing if others like me are out there. My dreams are something that I cannot just change it’s like That. This particular dreams and every other Dreams that I’ve had Played It’s role till I knew that dream has been for field. 1997 I dreamed the love of my life will soon leave my side. That dream stayed fresh in my mind for 12 years as if I just dreamed it last night. As the years when by my wife stated to get sick and I have shared this dream with her and others. But they never paid attention it. As my wife got sick I did all I could to change it. But nothing worked she passed at the age of 39 on March 10 2019 leaving me with 8 kids and 2 grand kids. I met her on a Friday night 1996 Exchange phone number Called her on Saturday she came over Sunday morning went to her house that same day. ask her to marry me on Monday got married that same week on Friday 23 years later she pass on to Start her new chapter in the spiritual realm. As I struggles looking for answers what was the purpose of my dreams and then I realize prepare for whatever comes your way enjoy enjoy every moment to the fullest because you never know when it will end because death will come to us all but sickness and sorrow it’s our own making.