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I’ve been reading Mark Nepo’s “Seven Thousand Ways to Listen” (you can find it HERE) and he touched on this concept of enduring and endearing. It occurs to me that we all do this. Enduring hardships in life, yet endearing ourselves into the fabric of life…this is our work.
And it is not easy. My siblings & I endured a mother who was distant and aloof – for me more figuratively, for some of my siblings quite literally. Yet we continue to reach out to each other, endearing ourselves into this thing called family.
I’ve had cancer…twice. I’ve endured the pain and fear of the disease, the treatment, and my mortality. Yet I continue to endear myself into my life journey and struggle to remain open to the lessons I am to learn.
Understanding this has affected the way I view others. We all have a story to tell of how we have endured, yet endear.
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