Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017
Today’s thought from the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is:
My life, I will not let you go except you bless me, but then I will let you go.
— Isak Dinesen
There is something noble in the spirits of those who battle death, who cling to life. We are all moved by their struggle, yet perhaps it is nobler still to let life go when the time comes.
This makes sense only if we think we can look back on a life lived to the fullest. We wouldn’t want to die without knowing we had stretched our limits, inhabited them as largely as we could. Not in a worldly sense, perhaps; spiritual breadth can be as exciting as travel, sport, romance, or achievement. It’s the limits of our brain and heart we want to test; for that, we could live in one room.
Not everyone is blessed with robust physical health, but we all have the capacity for spiritual health and adventure. Self-examination and meditation are the tools for self-knowledge and serenity. Unknown adventure awaits us when we seek to know ourselves.
My spiritual journey is the real one in my life. On that road, the true blessings are encountered.
You are reading from the book:
The Promise of a New Day by Karen Casey & Martha Vanceburg. © 1983, 1991 by Hazelden Foundation