January 26, 2010

It was not easy for me to write, two weeks ago: “assume that when you are not experiencing joy it’s because you placed a dam in the stream of love.”

I thought of all the people I know who have suffered much. How dare I suggest that they had placed dams in the stream of love? But you wrote to me, several of you. You spoke of looking for those dams, even in the depths of your grief and suffering. You told me that finding and removing the dams changed your loss and suffering in pivotal ways. You thanked me for suggesting that you had placed dams and that you could remove them.

Thank you. Now I am clearer than ever — when I am not experiencing joy, I first and foremost look for dams.