Show Me the Way...Give Me the Courage: It has been my mantra for many years. Not consistently, although it should be. I pull it out when I find myself back in desperate times when I forget to trust, and allow fear to creep back in. I feel compelled to share this now with all of the recent suicides & for those who are going through some rough times at the moment.
Show Me the Way...Give Me the Courage is a tool that I use to return to believing that I am always, WE are always, being taken care of. Even in our darkest of times we are being blessed with the experiences needed to grow. For me, most of my intensely difficult times have been my grandest teacher. I’ve had moments of pure darkness and sheer hopelessness myself. There were even times when I pondered if leaving this earthly plane might be an option - not to a point of formulating a plan, but even the hint of the thought scared the shit out of me.
Thus the Show Me the Way...Give Me the Courage was born. In moments when I can’t figure it out, when it seems like there are no answers, when I feel desperation creeping into my soul, I pull out this mantra and I say it a cazillion times a day. I’m sharing it here in the hope that it will resonate with you and be useful in your dark days. And if I may suggest, be sure to leave silence in between to allow the answers to show up. They aren't always right away, but they show up...in thoughts, in gestures by others, in photographs and/or stories that move us. So be on the lookout.
Show Me the Way...Give Me the Courage, Show Me the Way...Give Me the Courage.
Big Love, PatriciaG
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