Your Invincible Summer

October 19th, 2009

hope“In the depths of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.”~ Albert Camus

Camus must have know what despair and grief are like.  He must have thought those thoughts, the ones which tell you that nothing will ever get better; that your life is destined to be this way; that you will never finish grieving your loss.  But, as many people who’ve been there before can attest – frozen in that winter ice and snow is a seed, waiting for a little warmth and nourishment.

You may not have chosen your winter.  In fact, you most certainly did not.  Who chooses to feel deep grief, hopelessness, depression, and loneliness?  Not a soul.  But you can choose to nourish your seed, warm it, and allow it to grow.  Self-help groups, mindfulness, yoga, and therapy are just a few of the ways you can live into your summer.  It surely is there.  If you can get through the winter.

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