Originally Posted by Conrad
Simply because it's so true.
If you fight not to become it... if you insist that others not treat you that way (developing a hair trigger and thereby ensuring it), there is no way to escape it - until you walk straight through it.
That's what you did at the cemetery.
I missed out the last part of the story at the cemetery. It’s kind of personal but I will put it out and I know people see these things differently.
It was an overcast and drizzly day and I’d been there a few hours. When I’d said my forgiveness to my father the clouds somehow opened up and sunrays came down. My interpretation is that he’d been waiting for me to forgive him and had somehow stayed behind for it and the meaning of it. It was a phenomenal release from my past and I like to think it happened to us both and he went on his way.
I’ve had a couple more experiences like that in my life. I’m not a Church man. I like to think there’s a spiritually that connects us all as human beings. I think in modern times in many ways that connection has been lost. And that there are significant times in our life either when we are in trouble or those we love are in trouble when that world somehow combines to help us out.