Sunday, September 19, 2010

Words of wisdom

I find the following words so much more helpful than


God only gives you what you can handle 

or

 There's a larger purpose to this kind of suffering 

or


Sophie chose you to be her parent because she's an angel and you needed just this type of blessing.




The period of greatest gain in knowledge and experience is the most difficult period in one's life. Through a difficult period you can learn; you can develop inner strength, determination, and courage to face the problems.
His Holiness, the Dalai Lama

19 comments:

  1. Wonderful! Thank you for sharing this!

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  2. Personally, I'll stick with "Life sucks, and then you die."

    (but only sometimes)

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  3. I vote for Door # 4. There's a prize in those words.

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  4. AGREE. I received this today, too, and thought "That's the simple truth." Sending love to you.

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  5. I have a 10-year-old Post-It note in my wallet that says:
    The times when you are suffering can be those when you are most open, and where you are extremely vulnerable can be where you greatest strength really lies.
    -Sogyal Rinpoche

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  6. Indeed. I'll have to commit this to memory as I enter another school year of single parenting!

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  7. And I still say, "you do not throw pearls to swine" since what will pigs do with pearls? In other words I do not think, "these things happen to those that need to learn the most" but rather, "these things happen to those that can learn the most"

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  9. Yes. I especially hate that first one.

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  10. I like this and I like the one posted by Leah. It sure is hard to feel that way when you're in the middle of it though :)

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  11. that angel one is creepy

    I don't know how you do it E ... it must be love

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  12. LOVE it, love him! :) im writing this quote down.

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