Stay Close - An Embryo and an Addict

Discussion in 'Parent Emeritus' started by Carri, Feb 12, 2015.

  1. Carri

    Carri Active Member

    I wanted to share an email I received today from a blog I belong to. If you haven't read the book Stay Close by Libby Cataldi, I highly recommend it.

    AN EMBRYO AND AN ADDICT
    by libbycataldi

    Think how it is to have a conversation with an embryo.

    You might say, “The world outside is vast and intricate.

    There are oceans and mountain passes,

    and orchards in bloom.

    At night there are millions of galaxies, and in sunlight

    the mystery of friendship and love.”

    The embryo will answer.

    There is no ‘other world.’

    I only know what I’ve experienced.

    You must be hallucinating.



    Imagine now a conversation with an active addict.

    You can describe the world of reclaimed life

    And the grace of spiritual principles.

    And the prospect might say:

    There is no ‘other world.’

    I only know what I’ve experienced.

    You must be hallucinating.

    Written by Ermanno Di Febo-Orsini (Inspired by Rumi’s Embryo in the Womb)

    Today’s Promise to consider: The addict is consumed inside his own life, obsessed with his own desires and gripped with his need for the next fix. It is nearly impossible for him to recognize that there is a better life on the other side of his misery. Our prayer is that he can stop using, connect with a recovering community and make the decision to live.

    I hope you enjoyed this as much as I did.

    Carri
     
  2. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    Hmmm. Very interesting.
    Beautiful wording.
     
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