I Thought You were Dead

tombstone

The NY Post has a story about a man who was injured by a falling tombstone.

Apparently he was “paying his respects at a grave in a Brooklyn cemetery and was hurt Sunday — when the tombstone suddenly toppled over on him.” Read the rest of the story here.

Most of us can relate to this story. Though we’ve probably never been trapped by a death marker we’ve had experiences with things we thought were dead and buried only to have them come back and cause us pain. Maybe it was a habit we tried to kick, a relationship assumed fixed, a careless word figured forgotten, a prejudice rarely seen or a betrayal we were sure we had gotten over.

Oftentimes it can seem that just when we feel we’ve moved past negative, harmful and hurtful events in our lives, ready to leave the past for dead, they have a way of coming back to haunt us. When this happen we begin to wonder if we have made any real progress towards becoming wiser, stronger and more mindful.

The answer is “yes.” Life’s journey is rarely a straight path. It has a way of leading us to places we have been before to remind us of what we’ve learned and to teach us new things.

Remember, just because the past comes alive again doesn’t mean you have to live there.

blessings,
bdl
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Posted on December 23, 2013, in Mindfulness and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Well written! I sometimes feel I am the only one getting clobbered by my past – particularly my past actions. These words help me realize, not only do many of us have such issues, but most of us are good at heart and are slowly working our way to freedom.

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  2. Thanks for the timely reminder.

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