Friday, February 27, 2009

Creating those conditions for joy...

From Getting Past Your Past:
Yes, you must do your work [internal, grief, recovery work] but you must also make your life a refuge from the rains and storms that come through every life (functional or not functional, that is just the way life is). Your life must be a warm cushiony place to catch you when you fall. A warm and loving place to retreat to, full of loving people and your own interests, and all the warm and loving things you have filled it with. If you do that you have the opportunity to not only have a firm foundation underneath you to weather any storm but you get the opportunity to feel JOY when it comes along. And it will come along.

3 comments:

Darlene Siddons said...

great article and information...and the joy does come from within...here is an idea that may help you tape into that within spot....Vision Map Video....there is a pre-made video for grief recovery....check it out...

darlene
http://visionmapvideo.blogspot.com/

Bilbo said...

Thanks for this important reminder Julie...

Logikal said...

"If you do that you have the opportunity to not only have a firm foundation..."

Unless you are the foundation, on which the loved ones rest; the outer layer that shields them from the cold. Then you really have no one but yourself.