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BY THE RIVER PIEDRA I SAT DOWN AND WEPT: Lines that touches My Apex


Regardless of whether we love once, twice, or a dozen times in our life, we always face a brand-new situation. Love can consign us to hell or to paradise, but it always takes us somewhere. We simply have to accept it, because it is what nourishes our existence. If we reject it, we die of hunger, because we lack the courage to stretch out a hand and pluck the fruit from the branches of the tree of life. We have to take love where we find it, even if that means hours, days, weeks of disappointment and sadness.

The moment we begin to seek love, love begins to seek us. And to save us.

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The heart decides, and what it decides is all that really matters.

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Waiting is painful. Forgetting is painful. But not knowing which to do is the worst kind of suffering.

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If pain must come, may it come quickly. Because I have a life to live, and I need to live it in the best way possible. If he has to make a choice, may he make it now. Then I will either wait for him or forget him.

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You have to take risks. We will only understand the miracle of life fully when we allow the unexpected to happen.

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God always offers us a second chance in life.

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All of us have had this experience. At some point, we have each said through our tears, “I’m suffering for a love that’s not worth it.” We suffer because we feel we are giving more than we receive. We suffer because our love is going unrecognized. We suffer because we are unable to impose our own rules. But ultimately there is no good reason for our suffering, for in every love lies the seed of our growth. The more we love, the closer we come to spiritual experience. Those who are truly enlightened, those whose souls are illuminated by love, have been able to overcome all of the inhibitions and preconceptions of their era. They have been able to sing, to laugh, and to pray out loud; they have danced and shared what Saint Paul called “the madness of saintliness.” They have been joyful—because those who love conquer the world and have no fear of loss. True love is an act of total surrender.

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My heart told me that I was in love. And I fell asleep with a smile on my lips.

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Thank you, Lord, because I was a lost sheep, and you brought me back. Because my life was dead, and you revived it. Because love wasn’t alive in my heart, and you gave me back that gift. Thank you, Lord, for helping me to serve. Teach me to be worthy of that.

Original post By: loveamielle ~

https://loveamielle.com/2017/08/02/by-the-river-piedra-i-sat-down-and-wept-book-review/

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Well, I am the nurse that is Still nowhere to be find. I am starting a crop here, WordPress.com, for what aims or visions?  I am still no where to up to. For what led me here ? My envisions, endeavors, the side of me that seriously right now, no where to find. I know  I've lost a lot of me  (of who I am before, I once dreamt of being a theatre actress; I do love disguising and acting😍, I am a frustrated Makata, painter too 😉, to be a stewardess was the field I ever tried applying in college, to travel, learn more languages and to be an Ambassadress soon) the day I decided to pursue the present crop I'm  having in front of me way back. No regrets. Infact, I'm taking an upgrade, Master's 🙌. Years have been passing , and a voice inside me is still wanting of something. Something of the air I haven't vent out or words that never uttered yet. Told 'yah it is 'Something that is still no where to be find'.

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