“Learn to get in touch with silence within yourself, and know that everything in this life has a purpose.  There are no mistakes, no coincidences, all events are blessings given to us to learn from.”      Elizabeth Kubler-Ross


  • I’m a fan of Elizabeth Kubler-Ross. I don’t agree that everything that happens in a blessing, but it certainly is a wake-up call to pay attention, to listen and to re-evaluate. Hmm, I guess that is a blessing!

    • Calla, I’m so glad you commented! I totally agree with you. I don’t think anyone would say that pain and suffering are blessings, but I believe that if we really think about it, there are blessings to be found, even then. The first thing I think of is the blessing of kindness from people, even strangers amid tragedy. There’s the dedication, experience, and skill of police, firemen, doctors, etc. during tragedies, accidents, and illnesses. There are so many times that people step forward with caring to help others in need, whether they know them or not. Along the lines of what you mentioned, I know I’ve learned to not take anything or anyone for granted, after the sudden deaths of loved ones. I have a new understanding of just how precious every single day is. Most of all, I’ve learned to be sure that the people I love know how much they’re loved. Those are the things that come to my mind when I read this quote. Thank you, Calla, for giving me the opportunity to clarify why I chose this quote.


    • Thank you, Lynn. I think I may do a follow up post to this quote, because it isn’t an easy one to wrap our minds around. I’m glad that you can find the learning opportunities in life, no matter what comes.


  • Oh man. It’s so easy to get wrapped up in the clamor of everyday life, work, relationships, this and that. I find myself looking back on a lot of bad decisions and just thinking that if I’d taken a moment to sit and let there be silence I’d have realized exactly what I really wanted to do. Making time for silence is really important. Great quote.

    • I think we all can identify with your experience, Dan! It’s so easy to get busy and go on auto-pilot! Thank you for commenting!!


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