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no one is alone

13 Mar

It got pretty rough going there for a while.  In fact, I think that this latest rough patch is what started me blogging to begin with in November – I was in a tough spot and I had no idea what to do.  This blog helped mirror in words yet another angle to view me at the place I found myself to be.

As the rough patch smooths out a bit now, I feel the inclination to move on quickly with nary a glance behind.   I bet I’m not the only one who feels that pull after challenges pass.  In some ways, moving on seems only good;  now is now another now and the now from before is OVER.  Why navel gaze about the recent past?

This is the view looking behind me on the trail:


The reason I can stop here and look back is because ahead of me looks a bit like this:

idyllic pathWhat I most want to say is how damned grateful I am in this moment.  I am so very full of my own blessings, I am spilling out all over the place 🙂  I share this spot on my journey not because I wish to make my experiences some screenplay I’m powering up with self-importance.  My stuff is the same stuff we all have going on, but we don’t always know or remember that in the thick of the dark shadows.

What is clearer now:  There are no nice neat answers!  Anything I try to sum up, doesn’t add up;  I have no clear story to tell.  I am forced to acknowledge, the parts don’t make a whole;  they just are parts, experienced.  Life sucks at math, even simple addition.  Well, life doesn’t; my human interpretation of the math sucks.  Diagnosis at any point of the path is a false concept because in the material plane, all can change in the blink of an eye to something else entirely.

The only thing of relevance is this: we can walk through the dark scary places and again find ourselves in the sun and we are never alone.

I grew up putting on a mask to make me seem together.  I didn’t know you could function another way.

Seen with new eyes is this:  Honest and naked walking is the only way to to go.  Problems that are hidden go on to fester and grow in the shadows.  Speaking the truth, saying what is actually happening, allows nothing to remain hidden.  It matters not if people think we’ve got our shit together, because truth be told, we don’t.    We are only living moment to moment by the grace of god, universe, flow at any point.  Everything can fall apart, and often that is not as pretty as a picture, for all to see.

But I have a feeling, from many points of view, there is nothing more beautiful than the truth:  raw, naked and real!


from Into The Woods – Stephen Sondheim

No one here to guide you

Now you’re on your own

Only me beside you

Still your not alone

No one is alone


No one is alone

Sometimes people leave you

Half-way through the wood

Others may deceive you

You decide what’s good

You decide alone

But no one is alone

People make mistakes

Father’s, Mother’s

People make mistakes

Holding to their own

Thinking they’re alone

Honor their mistakes

Everybody makes

One another’s terrible mistakes

Witches can be right

Giants can be good

You decide whats right

You decide whats good

Just remember

Someone is on your side

Someone else is not

Well we’re seeing our side

Maybe we forgot

They are not alone

Cause no one is alone

Hard to see the light now

Just don’t let it go

Things will come out right now

We can make it so

Someone is on your side

No one is alone

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