Finding Ecstasy in the Deepest Pain

Is about total surrender to the present moment.

I think of some of the most difficult times of my life. The saddest day so far lands on January 31, 2012. I awoke with the thought: today is the day we bury mom.

The phone rings. I don’t want to answer it but know I have to; my aunt on her farm, thousands of miles away. I can still remember her voice so broken and small. There…