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Despair


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Anyone who has walked through the valley of despair and come out the other side knows that even in that darkness, seeds of light can be found. Often their tendrils reach out of the gloom and into the daylight alongside the journeyer who emerges from that deep sorrow. When we find ourselves in a place of despair, it can help us to know this, so that we don’t give up. We can stop, take a deep breath, and remind ourselves that we will find ourselves on the other side of this troubled time, and that we may even emerge with something new to offer.
It seems that despair has been around for as long as humans have been able to express themselves, and many of the great artists, teachers, and visionaries have labored through times of depression and hopelessness. Their words, images, and lives can serve as beacons in the darkness, even if they can’t always immediately lead us out. In the end, we must find our own way, and this is why despair often overwhelms us when it comes; we doubt that we have the resources to contend with such a formidable presence all by ourselves. This is when we must come to our own aid and know in our hearts that we have what it takes to keep moving forward in the general direction of the light.

4 responses

  1. “Despair” Est ce mot désespoir en français ?

    April 27, 2013 at 8:33 am

    • Oui

      April 27, 2013 at 8:43 am

      • Merci, être désespéré est souvent un passage, l’on veut faire est d’espérer que ça ira mieux demain… Parfois c’est tellement difficile de le faire… Beau texte, mais plein de douleur… Et la photo me semble parler du chagrin… Elle est belle !

        April 27, 2013 at 9:01 am

  2. your own created light

    April 27, 2013 at 8:37 am

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