it's not popular to smile on death,
it is one law that most (not all) cultures agree on
in all honesty,
who looks deeply
and with sincerity
can find any loss, any harm in death
for "the one who has died"?
isn't it the survivor,
(your own feelings)
whose joy is veiled
isn't is solely the survivor's happiness
(identity) that has been seen
to be threatened?
how can i live in a world like this--
(the one in my head),
the one of my own making,
the one of "innocent victims"?
how can i live with my own guilt?
look what "I" am missing!
can I really know
better than reality?
can I really know
that the highest good of the whole
is for everyone to live until they are 95 years old?
Can I know it is better for them to die of disease
or a car accident or suicide or war or painlessly in their sleep?
can I really know that children should not die?
and look what I miss...
the brilliance of the life lived,
the brilliant light
of a few years!
who, please tell me who,
that can see so far and wide
and in all times and in every situation
the perfect time and method to die?
is it really possible
that reality is "off"?
let me give thanks for every instant
of Love received,
the timeless Love
that cannot end with death
let my heart be overflowing with the gifts,
the lessons received,
that continue to reveal themselves
let me honor the life lived
and the death
let me smile
as i realize
"what does it take
to wake me up"?
as i realize
what a powerful Teacher
if anyone is offended or outraged by this,
if it sounds cold and heartless,
I see the image of the little boy on the beach,
I see the image of my son dead on the bed from suicide,
I have looked long and deeply
Aaron would be 29 on Sept 8.
I am not saying "do nothing".
I am saying
Love is the power
(and don't believe me, test it :-)
Love to all of us.
it's not popular to smile at death...
and just notice it's not real popular
(for the ego) to smile on life either
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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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