No separation from God

Recently I took a trip to Costa Rica with a good friend. It had been a long and cold winter, and I’d really been looking forward to finding relief in warmth and sunshine. Plus, I’d been feeling kind of down. Another friend had passed away a couple of months before, and I was still missing her and feeling sad. I thought that getting away and being in a beautiful location would be a great diversion from my feelings of sorrow and loss.

At first this seemed to be working. When we reached the beach, we were having a wonderful time enjoying the warm surf and playing on our boogie boards. The waves were really high and fun, and I could feel myself reconnecting with spontaneity and joy. 

Then came the news that a teenager had been lost in the waves. My spirits sank again. My plan to go on a vacation to rejuvenate and turn my thoughts away from death didn’t seem to be working out at all.

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To exercise spiritual sense
August 25, 2014

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