“Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.” Helen Keller
The holidays are notorious for stirring up unresolved feelings of loss and sadness. Shattered dreams, unfulfilled expectations, and the loss of life can certainly cause us to lose heart and hope. If you’ve ever been there, if your heart has ever been shattered and your recollection of the pain is still fresh, you know what I’m talking about.
The panic, depression, and confusion we experience at times about the direction of our lives can prove to be paralyzing. We get confused and are unable to get a hold of ourselves and move ahead. But remember that suffering can either propel us toward hope, or lead us to despair. The only road to healing is to stop asking the wrong questions, face our fears, and use our inner strength as a springboard to regain control over our lives.