HUG Corner: Thought for the Week

7/29/2019
Location : North Houston

Healing After Loss (Martha Whitmore Hickman)

"Who sees Me in all,
And sees all in Me,
For him I am not lost,
And he is not lost for Me." 
- Bhagavad Gita

 

What are we grieved and sometimes terrified by is the sheer fact of loss. The loss of the loved one's presence, the loss of his or her love, the loss of his or her Being. How can we be content in a world from which our loved one  is forever gone?

But the wisdom of this passage from the Bhagavad Gita, and of passages from other sacred Scriptures, is that creation continues to embrace us and all those whom we love. We are still somehow bound together in a giant conspiracy of love, mutual care, and ongoing life. As we are not lost to creation, we are not lost to one another. 

This is not to deny the pain of separation and the uncertainty of Not Knowing. "Faith," said the apostle Paul, "is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen." What we can be fairly sure of, from our own experience and from the experiences of others, is that there is more going on in the universe than we can detect with our five senses. "Now," Paul also said, "I see in a glass, darkly. Then I shall see face to face."

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