Grace is not always greener on the other side

As much as we all struggle, I find it amazing that we continue to be fooled that the other person is always doing well.  Even on our best days, decisions need to be made.  Costs of those decisions are taken into consideration.  Pain comes in waves.  Joy is sensational but it takes so many steps to get there.  And maintenance of joy is the biggest struggle of all.  It is easier to believe that we are all happy and not in need of each other.  Don’t fall into easy traps.  That’s how we lose our connection to each other.  That’s when isolation wins.  Someone told me today, that they are surprised that I struggle with anything. 

I found it very sweet.  I cannot control the way that people perceive me.  But I struggle all of the time.  I would like to think we all struggle at times.  It seems to be somewhat necessary to the process of figuring things out.  I would have to imagine that even Buddhist monks have roadblocks! 

I haven’t even contributed to my blog in a few weeks, mainly because clarity has not been a friend of mine of late.  This entry started as a status update in social media.  Then something in my heart told me to come here and write to you. 

I hope you find grace in your daily life, because I cannot be the only one who is looking.

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