Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Shot in the Heart 5-3-11
Lately I've been dealing with a close family member struggle with sobriety. Watching my loved one struggle and fail over and over again is like being shot in the heart -- the hope of recovery and then the overwhelming loss when there's a relapse -- the concern that they won't make it -- the powerlessness I feel to do anything, but watch and pray and give them up to God.
The work for me is to stay in my own serenity -- like the face of the Buddha in the picture. The gun is pointed at the heart, but there is no fear or worry, only a deep trust in Divine connection.