Finding You’re Not Alone

10 11 2010

Same book, chapter two

*~*Finding You’re Not Alone*~*

“Maybe our pain is the consequence of a choice we have made.  Or perhaps our suffering is simply the result of being human and going through the difficulties that are a natural part of mortality.  Whatever the challenge, there are many of us who feel alone in our pain.”

“We often feel that we are the only person in the world to have such experiences, pain, thoughts, fears, and challenges. One of the big problems about making assumptions about ourselves and others is that it can lead to feelings of isolation.  and feelings of isolation can lead to negative feelings toward ourselves.”

“How much energy do we waste, assuming others are thinking ill of us?  And how much better off could we be if we channeled that energy into something positive!”

“There are many wonderful people who are ready to lend a listening ear, open a compassionate heart, and extend supportive, caring arms.  It can be downright scary to share of ourselves, and we often feel vulnerable to the judgments of others.  But there is real power in sharing and in feeling the support of other people.”

“God does notice us, and he watches over us.  But it is usually though another mortal that he meets our needs…So often, our acts of service consist of simple encouragement.”





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