Originally Posted by Emproph
So many of us have a clear definition of what rock bottom means, we have experience with the fear it takes to go against social norm and risk rejection and are now less afraid of dealing with other aspects of our lives that may need change. How much more insidious is the difficulty for those to whom rock bottom is not an option because their lives have been so mainstream for so long. It’s like a catch 22, there’s no definitive recognizable hell for them to relate to because all their problems are technically ‘normal.’
Being broken...it's a blessing. We will endure (or cover) for as long as we can stand the strain. But when we shatter, we have the chance to be rebuilt in a way that works with
our situation rather than against it. My own dear father has managed for his entire adult life to resist the breaking. Back bowed under the weight of so many conflicts of faith, yet always only able to affirm the standard fundamentalist Christian dogma.
It's a death to which we yield...and a rebirth that we gain.
Covering....there's a life that we all have to lose.