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May 5, 2012 § Leave a comment

“The most difficult times for many of us are the ones we give ourselves.” – Pema Chodron

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A heavy rainstorm closes in over the north rim of the Grand Canyon in Arizona. Several prominent peaks are visible in this view (from left to right): Angels Gate, Deva Temple, Brahma Temple and Zoroaster Temple.

http://www.livingwilderness.com/southwest/north-rim2.html

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“When things are shaky and nothing is working, we might realize that we are on the verge of something. We might realize that this is a very vulnerable and tender place, and that tenderness can go either way. We can shut down and feel resentful or we can touch in on that throbbing quality. ” – Pema Chodron

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toroweap-overlook-north-rim-grand-canyon

http://myitchytravelfeet.com/2010/08/07/saturdays-scene-toroweap-overlook-grand-canyon-arizona/

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“Does anything in nature despair except man? An animal with a foot caught in a trap does not seem to despair. It is too busy trying to survive. It is a ll closed in, to a kind of still, intense waiting. Is this a key? Keep busy with survival. Imitate the trees. Learn to lose in order to recover, and remember that nothing stays the same for long, not even pain, psychic pain. Sit it out. Let it all pass. Let it go. ” – May Sarton

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Buffalo North Rim GC

http://tripwow.tripadvisor.com/slideshow-photo/buffalo-north-rim-grand-canyon-tusayan-united-states.html?sid=11411082&fid=upload_12886201378-tpfil02aw-31657

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“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen”  – Elizabeth Kubler Ross

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North Rim Bison of the Grand Canyon

http://fineartamerica.com/featured/north-rim-bison-of-the-grand-canyon-alex-cassels.html

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North Rim Sunset

http://scottschillingphoto.aminus3.com/image/2012-03-17.html

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“And at some point you realize that there are more flavors of pain than coffee. There’s the little empty pain of leaving something behind ‒ graduating, taking the next step forward, walking out of something familiar and safe into the unknown. There’s the big, whirling pain of life upending all of your plans and expectations. There’s the sharp little pains of failure, and the more obscure aches of successes that didn’t give you what you thought they would. There are the vicious, stabbing pains of hopes being torn up. The sweet little pains of finding others, giving them your love, and taking joy in their life as they grow and learn. There’s the steady pain of empathy that you shrug off so you can stand beside a wounded friend and help them bear their burdens.

And if you are very, very lucky, there are a few blazing hot little pains you feel when you realize that you are standing in a moment of utter perfection, an instant of triumph, or happiness, or mirth which at the same time cannot possibly last ‒ and yet will remain with you for life.

Everyone is down on pain, because they forget something important about it: Pain is for the living. Only the dead don’t feel it.”  – Jim Butcher, White Night

 

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“Reflections of my Life” by Marmalade:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwKc2vCQ1PE

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