Thursday, October 13, 2011

Divine Discontent

The eyes of my eyes are opened.
E. E. Cummings

Sarah Ban Breathnach is one of my favorite people I’ve never met. I love her book, Simple Abundance. In it, she talks about Divine Discontent.
 

The dissatisfaction you can feel…manifests itself in different ways. Suddenly you don’t like any room in your house. Decorating mistakes from past lives haunt you. Your clothes don’t fit or look right on you anymore. You’re bored with the meals you’re cooking. You’re sick of opening the front hall closet and covering your head…

Raise your hand if you’ve been there.
 

She goes on to say, “Hold on. As the English historian Dame Cicely Veronica Wedgwood points, ‘Discontent and disorder [are] signs of energy and hope, not despair.’”
 

I love that!
 

It is with a grateful heart that I contemplate that maybe when I’m feeling kind of miserable and out of sorts, maybe what is really going on is a preparation. Just maybe I’m feeling Divine Discontent and maybe it is the harbinger of something really wonderful that’s about to unfold.
 

If nothing else, there’s only one direction to go, up.

1 comment:

Olivia Cobian said...

Way to see the glass half full!

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