August 8th, 2011 | Posted in General
If we have ever wondered about the limits of our strength and our ability to endure, our experience of loss will tell us much. Our life is shaken to the foundation. But we survive. And out of this terrible, rarefied self-knowledge comes, if we are fortunate, a kind of empathy with all of creations – a sense of the wonder at the suffering and beauty, of the world. We know ourselves to be in this world, to be part of it and also that it is out of our hands. We cannot manage any of it, but we are in the hands of One who can.
Martha Whitmore Hickman, “Healing After a Loss.” Harper Collins, (1994).