Friday, September 19, 2008

We Who Understand Beauty

Welcome, beautiful traveler. I greet you while an aftertaste of melancholy gives way to the flavor of hope.

If you are sad, take heart. Your grief is no less than a direct sign that you have known beauty. Think about this for a moment. Without a grasp of that which is good, how would you ever know to be sad?

Your soul may feel bruised, but it can only be bruised in direct proportion to your knowledge of what joy is. And if you possess that knowledge, then you can work toward possessing joy itself.

Thank you, goddess of love, for worry and woe as a meter of our connection to all that is pure, true, and glorious. In whatever degree we weep, so too do we know you and all of your kindnesses.

Lovingly yours,

A devotee

4 comments:

g-man said...

Well, how about trying another 55 tomorrow?

Strumpet said...

You can't have one without the other.

You have to have times of pain and suffering in order to even appreciate the awesomeness that are the times of great joy and happiness and love and peace.

I think lately I've just been in limbo though.

I'm not even sure what I'm supposed to be feeling anymore....which is why I have to keep telling myself as in your above post....to just BE.

And I need to have that patience to let myself do that.

I need to patiently just BE.

Yep.

Thank you, Devotee, for reminding of such things.

It's seems so simple....but it takes great strength and courage in order to achieve these things. I think it takes a lot of trust in yourself too. I need to re-connect with that trust I have in myself.

Devotee said...

That just gave me an idea for a post. Thanks, Strumpet!

Strumpet said...

Ooooo...wow!

Really?

I can't wait to read it!

Yay!!