Except for sporadic rains the weather has improved some. I hope this means we're saying bye to Habagat rains finally. That would be answered prayers for and from every nook and cranny of flooded Metro Manila and parts of Luzon.
Been talking to a good friend on the phone and the subject came to 'loss' and 'lose'... not in the usual grammar booboos we see in some but in how it plays a great part in our lives.
We both agreed that 'loss' is and will always be a part of the human journey.
It comes to us in different shapes, forms, sizes, color, intensity, diversity, and reason. Sometimes unexpectedly, suddenly, irrevocably. We are shaped by it just as much as the good times do. And too burdened by it when recovery doesn't come easily nor sooner.
She then posed this question 'what do we do?'
Good question, isn't it? But we also know the answer to that. It's simple. We do it everyday for or over some tiny or big loss that comes to us at fateful or predictable or odd times no matter the pain or unease it may cause us. We simply move on with life and living.
We may hurt awhile, lick our wounds, swim in buckets of tears, smash all the plates and glasses in the house in rage, or wither away within the solitary confines of our inner world. But just for awhile. Because in its own perfect time the small voice within makes itself heard with just two words..... 'Move on!'... and loudly. It isn't a small voice anymore... And it won't take 'No' for an answer.
Though some may take longer and then some amazingly bounce back like a ping-pong ball effortlessly. But either way the command is to 'Move on!'.
Life and Time waits for no one, as we know it, and the journey is always forward. The road is almost always tough especially if it is the less traveled one. I should know, that was my journey. Rest when you can... who says you can't or shouldn't. But when you're done, pick yourself up again and move along down the road once more.
Then one day when all is quiet and still that same tiny voice within will tell you that everything's fine as you have grown wiser, gained greater courage while keeping in step with Time and everything it carries with it, including loss and pain. With this new understanding you turn back to the journey but this time renewed in strength, unafraid, and armed with faith transformed.
My good friend as she said goodbye on the phone said.... 'God is good.' Oh yes, He's always with us. That tiny voice within never leaves us. Never does.
“God writes spiritual Mysteries on our heart,
Where they wait silently for discovery.”
Blessings, everyone. And let's try to share the blessings with those who need it right now.
(Big thanks to Mr. Quote Man for the quote.)