Sorrow Prepares Us for Joy
December 3, 2015 by Cathy Brown
“Sorrow prepares you for joy. It violently sweeps everything out of your house, so that new joy can find space to enter. It shakes the yellow leaves from the bough of your heart, so that fresh, green leaves can grow in their place. It pulls up the rotten roots, so that new roots hidden beneath have room to grow. Whatever sorrow shakes from your heart, far better things will take their place.” ~ Rumi
“Sorrow prepares us for joy” is an extremely hard concept for me to understand. Why must we go through such heartbreak and terror in order to feel joy? We don’t have to…however; often times we do so. It may not be our personal choice, but our circumstances, our life experiences that prepare us to choose…sadness or joy.
We were all shocked and saddened by the terrorist attacks in Paris last month. I sat in front of my TV, shaking my head, in total confusion of why this keeps happening.
Watching the news coverage of the Paris terrorism brought back my nightmare memories of my experience in New York City during the 911 attacks. You see, I worked in the twin towers when I was with Morgan Stanley. I had been transferred to Florida, but was back in New York for meetings. My meeting was about 10 blocks away. Somebody ran in screaming that the World Trade Center was under attack. We all ran outside and stood in complete silence watching the twin towers come down. I will never forget the sheer horror, fear and anger I felt
witnessing man’s inhumanity to man. What can we do? Is there any hope for peace and love? I say, with much enthusiasm and love …YES!
During this holiday season, amid all the hustle and bustle with preparations, please take time to send love and light out to the world. I found this wonderful meditation entitled “Let Us Hold a Positive Vision for Humanity”, from the website of Orin and DaBen. I would humbly ask for you to consider including it in your holiday gatherings. There are 9 billion people on the planet. Just imagine what would happen if more and more of them would hold this vision.
Let Us Hold a Positive Vision for Humanity
Pick one of more visions to energize with your thoughts:
(and create your own visions as well)
People everywhere make right decisions,
inspired by their higher selves, and carried out skillfully.
People are mentally clear, emotionally calm, and spiritually aware.
Everyone is in touch with their
creativity, strength, courage, and wisdom.
There is a an unprecedented level of
cooperation, teamwork, and sharing.
Humanity experiences an outpouring of
love, new ideas and soul connections.
There is hope, optimism, and positive visions of the future.
People know that the universe is friendly
and always working for them.
People live in abundance and are able to create it in their lives.
People are supportive of those in need,
and are generous with their assistance and sharing.
Criticism is replaced with understanding, love, and cooperation.
Every light worker becomes a radiating point of
light, hope, inspiration, and courage.
People are awakening their light bodies everywhere.
Humanity is in alignment with the Divine Will.
Humanity has enlightened leadership
by all people in leadership positions.
Boundaries between, peoples, nations, and races dissolve.
People know their oneness with each other and with the
plant, animal, and mineral kingdoms.
Isolation turns into community, aloneness into friendships,
and separateness into inclusiveness.
All people are free to follow and live their higher purpose.
Humanity becomes aware of their higher purpose.
Each person expands their consciousness,
awakens their true vision,
and evolves all the forms in their lives so they may
carry out the true activity of their souls.
All people honor the earth and live in harmony with it and all life upon it.
The plan for humanity unfolds in all its beauty and perfection.
“The more you enjoy your life, the less the judgments of others matter. The less you make the judgments of others matter, the more you can see to enjoy.” ~Jennifer Hough
I hold a positive vision for my life.
I hold a positive vision for all humanity.
Do You Know Your WHY?
Knowing your WHY is like turning on the lights to your behavior. You gain instant clarity. You begin to understand why you made the choices you made. You know what your special gift is. Your world begins to make more sense.
Discover Your WHY…here: