Learning to Suffer With Joy

I was fortunate to find this wonderful blog through the writers comment on one of my posts. This one is beautifully expressed.

Breaking the cycle of Abuse

I have learned to suffer with joy.

This past October, in a talk that resonated deeply with me, President Russell M. Nelson addressed the members of the LDS church, speaking about Joy and Spiritual Survival. (click here to read full text)  In our women’s support group I asked the members if they’ve had any success feeling joy during their journey of recovering from abuse. For the most part, everyone had a hard time attaching the word joy to their journey of healing. This is understandable as the pain that is a part of abuse recovery is excruciating! There are days, weeks, months and even years of agony and the depression and anxiety that accompany this journey tend to swallow up the aspects of our lives that can qualify as joy.

So how can we find joy? What are some things that we can do now, even in the midst of…

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Published by: emergingfromthedarknight

"The religious naturalist is provisioned with tales of natural emergence that are, to my mind, far more magical than traditional miracles. Emergence is inherent in everything that is alive, allowing our yearning for supernatural miracles to be subsumed by our joy in the countless miracles that surround us." Ursula Goodenough How to describe oneself? People are a mystery and there is so much more to us than just our particular experiences or occupations. I could write down a list of attributes and they still might not paint a complete picture pf Deborah Louise and in any case it would not be the full truth of me. I would say that my purpose here on Wordpress is to express some of my random experiences, thoughts and feelings, to share about my particular journey and explore some subjects dear to my heart, such as emotional recovery, healing and astrology while posting up some of the prose/poems which are an outgrowth of my labours with life, love and relationships. If anything I write touches you I would be so pleased to hear for the purpose of reaching out and expressung ourselves is hopefully to connect with each other and find where our souls meet.

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