Life's Challenges

Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you; they're supposed to help you discover who you are. ~ Bernice Johnson Reagon, Singer/Composer

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Refuse to fall down

“Refuse to fall down
If you cannot refuse to fall down,
Refuse to stay down.

If you cannot refuse to stay down,
Lift your heart toward heaven,
And like a hungry beggar,
Ask that it be filled.

You may be pushed down.
You may be kept from rising.
But no one can keep you from lifting your heart
Toward heaven
Only you.

It is in the middle of misery
That so much becomes clear.
The one who says, nothing good
Came of this,
Is not yet listening.”

© Clarissa Pinkola Estes

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