Age of Sorrow, Age of Wakefulness

A friend sent me this:

Sorrow has been a constant companion for many of us, and yet we are content with the mind’s interpretation of what it is. What if sorrow is not what it appears to be?

What if it is a deep invitation to return to authenticity and naturalness? What if, in your heart, you know that sorrow is a sane response to the human condition of confusion and suffering?

Everything in nature has a function, and depression’s function is to dissolve the sense of isolation and the unnecessary defenses.

We all know that when sorrow fills us, there is no escape. The depth of sorrow each one of us has experienced is so great. For some of us, there are circumstances that appear to cause sorrow and sustain it. And yet for others, we cannot trace it back to an event.

In both cases, if we feel it deeply, it is too large to be ours alone.

For a moment, don’t touch the narrative of sorrow and notice its fathomless depths. What does this reveal?

Have you ever wondered how we have the capacity to feel so deeply?

How is it that we can experience the loss and disappointments of the human heart? There is so much about us that remains unseen. In our innocence, we listen to thought’s interpretation of who we are and what is happening in our life. And yet in the background, there is a presence of such intelligence and wisdom that is already carrying the life we call ours. This is our natural Self...
—Pamela Wilson

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3 Responses to Age of Sorrow, Age of Wakefulness

  1. Bob says:

    ..well expressed Pamela,…we don’t need narratives or stories..just see deeply, what this really is…not separate..

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  3. Davidya says:

    Thanks, Bob.
    It’s natural for the mind to create stories about the world. They key is not taking them so seriously, not believing them. They’re just stories.

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