137. Sitting Quietly on a Cloudy Day

On December 6, 2010, Bruce Kramer was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig’s disease.  He has a blog called   Dis Ease Diary (http://diseasediary.wordpress.com)  that is not so much a commentary on the “progress” of the disease as a weekly reflection on life, informed by the fact that each of us is temporarily able bodied and none of us gets out of this alive.  Bruce has graciously given me permission to quote parts of his blog for my blog. Installment number one is below.

There is nothing wrong with sitting quietly on a cloudy day just listening, listening to the sounds around me, listening to music or poetry or words or the inner voice that speaks when all is quiet. Find the quiet center. Find the purest tone. Find the holy. Find the always present voice, often drowned, washed over by the noise of productivity’s need. If the norm is loss, let go of the need to gain. Let go of the need to hold onto that whose ending is already written in the stars. Live through the ending, knowing that there is beauty in every moment of every breath, in every song, in the silent spaces, voices and breath and music.

About Patrick Day

triumphoverdepression.org This blog is my ministry to support those who are depressed, in gratefulness for my having overcome major depression. Read "About Patrick Day" just to the right of "home" on the top of the blog site to find out more particulars about me. I retired from a career in higher education, where I served as Dean of Instruction, and promptly moved into a life of purposelessness and despair for five years, finally coming out on the other side. I am now an author, a business and life coach, a writer of this blog, and a volunteer for various organizations. What I write about in this blog is not hypothetical comments on depression. I have been there, felt the horrible pain, had my life disrupted, and experienced everything that I write about. I pray that I may be a blessing to you.
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One Response to 137. Sitting Quietly on a Cloudy Day

  1. Bob says:

    Sweet thoughts

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