Monday Musings

Dear Pogue,

It’s said that we don’t appreciate things in our life until they are gone and there’s truth in that. We only understand plenty once we know lack, and companionship after we’ve greeted loneliness. I could go on with a list but I’m sure you’re there before me.

But have you ever thought that you must have what you don’t want in your life to allow you to experience more of what you do want? “We cannot have more sensitivity to pleasure without more sensitivity to pain” (Alan Watts). You cannot see more of what is good in the world without realising more of what is not.

Everything comes at a cost in life but if you want to be the very best person you can possibly be, it’s worth bearing. Realise it is only when you have been blessed with the good that you notice the bad. Count your blessings and walk on.

Have a blessed week.


6 thoughts on “Monday Musings

  1. Reblogged this on nopassingfancy and commented:
    The last few days have been particularly hard. And I suppose that on hard days, we sort of store up emotions… and then have a day where that just overwhelms us and comes to a head.
    Today I have cried. A lot. Not about one thing in particular, but rather about everything that has just become too much.
    And despite being overwhelmed by the negative emotions, and the whys and the whats and the self-doubt; with tears pouring down my cheeks, I have stated out loud the ‘so much’ that I have to be grateful for.

    I came onto WordPress, wanting to write a post, but knowing I didn’t really have it in me today. And then I read this post… and I cried some more… because there is so much truth in here – I felt it in my soul, and right down to the soles of my feet.

    So I know I will keep walking… for life itself IS something to be celebrated. The good and the bad. And there is always SOMETHING to be grateful for.
    (Like great friends on WordPress who post things at just the right time without even knowing how much you need to read it! 😉 )

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  2. A question, why Pogue? Now to your post. I totally agree for the most part. There are people I meet who I would love to drop off in a 5th world country and let it work appreciation in their hearts that would hopefully flow out of their mouth. Since i have never lived a life that offered things easy I don’t know how that feels. It would be nice to experience that maybe, but if the outcome would make me a heartless snob, then no thanks. I truly believe, EVERYONE, has troubles and the choice of learning from them is totally up to ones free will. It’s there for the learning if we are don’t run from it, let hard times work what is useable in us. But, I have to admit, I am tired and ready to settle down for some easy living except I don’t expect it to be that way. For with age, whether one is rich or not, getting older brings some serious adjustments. Good post.

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