Where I expected pain, I found joy.
Where I expected tears, I found the edges of my smile curling up.
Where I expected sadness, I found a surprising depth of peace.
Where I expected loneliness, I found the quiet companionship of my own heart.
Because nothing outside me can steal the love of God away.
And you are not responsible for the way I choose to feel.
I take responsibility for all my thoughts and constant projections.
When my ego wants to scream, hide, kick, cry, hurt, shame, and vanish;
My soul says be silent, trust, love, smile, wait, rest and do nothing.
I can see peace instead of this.
I can rest quietly in God’s Hand.