|Just Stay On Your Knees|
|Written by Cyndee Peters|
|Friday, 19 June 2009 22:54|
If you’ve been reading my articles, you know that I am a fan of Marianne Williamson. In one of her books she tells of when she, for the zillionth time, found herself on her knees once again asking God to help her out of a jam she had gotten herself into. She was praying up a storm, as my grandmother would’ve said, when suddenly it occurred to her, “You know what, Marianne? Why don’t you just stay on your knees!” She was on her way to a nervous breakdown.
Marianne describes that journey this way: “You know you’re headed for a nervous breakdown when your absolute last resort suddenly seems to be a very good idea.”
No, I haven’t had a breakdown in the classic sense of being hospitalized or in therapy, although in retrospect both might have been a good idea. Nope, I did it MY way. And it was a long and painful journey. But I am here to talk about it. No matter how you do it, it will mean that you are going to have to come face to face with your own “stuff”. Honesty is a pre-requisite for the course. Without it, you might as well stay on the train.
There’s an old gospel song that says: “I’m not who I want to be, but thank God I’m not who I used to be.”
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