The gravity of events that shook this day fifteen years ago wears heavy on most of our souls. Man’s inhumanity to man is not a new thing. When will they ever learn?
How do we move on from the ghastly, horrific, and perhaps even more important slings and arrow of our daily treks?
I found myself making a list of what most of us would categorize as unsavory events from the Holocaust to the present time. The list weighed heavy on my heart.
Two thoughts came to mind.
First was a lesson from A Course In Miracles which stated emphatically that grievances and gratitude cannot coexist. Do your own reflective contemplation and you will discover this as absolute truth. Yes we can grieve and yes we can be grateful. But we cannot experience both of these states at the same time. Before you set off on an argument think of a coin. One side is heads, the other is tails. We cannot see both sides at the same time.
Second was a favorite quote from Antonio Gramsci, ‘The old is dying. The new is not yet born. In this interregnum a great number of morbid symptoms arise.’
Inspired by these two ideas I researched my same source for what grace had occurred during the same time frames and had, in fact, occurred simultaneously – but certainly did not coexist.
Here is the companion list.
Now I will close with this blessing on each and all.