Stubborn Love: In Light of Tragedy

When in my darkest moments, the chorus to “Stubborn Love” by The Lumineers reminds me to keep my head up.

So keep your head up, keep your love
Keep your head up, my love
Keep your head up, my love
Keep your head up, keep your love

In light of the tragedy in Orlando, I encourage each of us to do the same: keep our heads up. One cray-radical man’s actions do not represent the all of humanity. 24-hour news networks may want us to believe that, yet they know that this keeps us in fear & it keeps us tuned in despite the next commercial break.

Tragedies such as this provide each of us with an opportunity to examine our lives and see where we can open up to love more & more. Since the shootings, I have hugged and kissed my children more. My patience has sprouted new branches. As I imagine each mother and father who lost a child feels they could go back and be more patient, loving & present. For them it’s too late now. 

Tragedies such as this provide each of us with the opportunity to examine where we have turned away from love, so that we can choose differently.

So regardless of where you are today, I encourage you to keep your heads up, my loves. I hope that you choose to see the love that is around you & allow others to see the love that is within you. Don’t let radical zealots who gun down innocent people to win! Today & every day, let’s choose love over fear and hatred.

A tear-jerker and yet very enlightening book is Nurturing, Healing, Love: A Mother’s Journey of Hope & Foregiveness by Scarlett Lewis. Her son, Jesse Lewis, was killed at the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings. She continues to be an inspiration for me.

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Published by Tiffany

Writing out my thoughts has helped me to gain a new perspective of myself. In sharing these writings, it is my hope to help others to better understand themselves. It is my belief that with each of us who chooses this path of greater understanding of thy self, that it inspires others to do the same. This building momentum is the force that drives me to share, for in my vulnerability, I find my strength. I believe that you can also find yours there. ~~~In reading some of my posts, you will see that growth is not always pretty. It is in breaking apart and coming undone that a seed sprouts and breaks free of its own captivity. It is also out of mud that the lotus blossoms. ~~~Please join me in seeing the beauty of growth within the deconstruction of our limiting beliefs. ~~T.C.

19 thoughts on “Stubborn Love: In Light of Tragedy

  1. Well said Tiffany!, We had our great grandson with us for awhile this afternoon, Wouldn’t you know he had a play stethescope and was trying to find our hearts, couldn’ t help thinking thats what we all should be doing😥

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