if you saw someone stabbing themselves
over and over and over again
would you pause
as the steel
entered the flesh,
severed the veins
in hopes of ending this torment?
would you watch the blood
flow into puddles on the floor?
would you watch
as he fell limp to the floor
would you wonder
what it all means,
why we are here,
seeming but to suffer so much,
only to die?
would you desperately utter,
what is the point?
(or this should be different)?
what is the point to all this suffering?
we must all come to ask this,
and to answer it
we must ask,
what exactly is suffering?
isn't suffering but
to demand that
something be different that it is?
isn't that the lifeblood of suffering?
so what is the point
something be different than it is?
is it ever possible?
what is the point of a tantrum, child?
it does seem a child's lesson, doesn't it?
that what is, is simply what is
and can't be anything but what it is,
how very very simple reality is.
some of us say the Work is difficult...
yet isn't it perhaps harder to grasp
we try to make such a simple thing?
The Healing Power of Writing
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To write is to uncover, to unhide, to bring to light, and express what is within. To share is the end of all private thoughts, all shame, all guilt, all pain and separation. Here is all Joy found at last! Writing helps us to repeat, focus, choose, and remember ideas. The purpose of this writing is healing for all of us.
This blog is inspired by "A Course in Miracles"and The Work of Byron Katie. You are invited to share your comments by clicking on the word "comment" at the end of each post. If you scroll way down there's a little info about me and also an archive of past writing you can view by clicking on the title. Thanks so much for visiting...
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- Joy Schultz
- I have been a student of A Course in Miracles since 1986. It has helped me tremendously to be a happier person by helping me change my perception of everything. I have found writing to be very helpful in the process of practicing, experiencing, and living the ideas in the Course. In 2006 I started sharing inspiration from the Course with a friend. Now it is a joy to share it with everyone. In 2009, The Work of Byron Katie found me at a woman's group. The Work is a way to identify and question your stressfuI beliefs. I dove right in and in April 2013 became a Certified Facilitator of The Work of Byron Katie. I work with people privately and offer online classes. Please visit www.joyofthework.com for more information. I also still occasionally lead the 11am Sunday Gathering at the Rocky Mountain Miracles Center in Denver. For more information http://www.miraclescenter.org/
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