Monday, August 10, 2009

what do you think of this?

This lady's husband told her he didn't love her anymore and wanted to leave the family. Her way of handling it is graceful and would be utterly impossible for me, perhaps to my sad detriment. what about you? Do you know anyone who could take this road? Could you?

* My Chakra Carol gave me a bunch of CDs to listen to by a woman named Byron Katie (i know, ridiculous) but itis roughly the same approach to suffering, as in- refusal to. and I tried damned hard - with the kids, during breakfast and nap, to listen to them all and do the work of examining my own beliefs as possible trickeries, as in ...'Am I actually tired all the time? No, not really. I'm not, I just get into the habit of explaining all things by saying this... Is it true that my husband doesn't really listen to me? or is that simply an expression of my desire to say less? etc.
Anyhow, I realized that its really not the thing for me as I think suffering does have a real role in understanding joy and peace. But I do think it could be the thing for someone else. I do. ..


Mama Mama Quite Contrary said...

Thanks for pointing this article out. I wouldn't have seen it otherwise.

I think the author really knew her marriage and partner well and I was impressed at how well she handled his meltdown. I think she must have had a lot of therapy in her life to get to that point though.