It was a rather hostile email…

by Brooke Leigh Sheldon

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People will write me at times with hostility or anger.

But, I believe what is often behind it is a true desire to gain an understanding of the questions they’re angrily tossing or aggressively pushing at me. Okay, I’ll grab the baton and run the race with you – so here’s the answer…….

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{ 5 comments }

Brooke October 9, 2010 at 2:24 am

Yes!!!!!!

Brooke October 9, 2010 at 2:22 am

Thank you, Lisa. I love how you put that “it conveys the possibilities that lie just inside the doorway, the light and grace that enters an open heart”. You have captured it beautifully.

Debra Willis October 9, 2010 at 2:15 am

blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called the children of GOD.

Many of us this minute, still think of Michael every second and cry to the thought that he will never be able to finish his dream. well he got it started and now its all of us, that need to come together to see that it will one day be completed. thank you peace and love forever.

Donna J Morask October 8, 2010 at 4:37 am

There are too few open hearts and open minds in the world today. In fact, whenever I encounter an open mind and an open heart, I am filled with warmth, hope and the promise of a kinder gentler place, where people approach one another in joyful anticipation rather than fear. Yesterday was John Lennon’s birthday. He would have been on this planet for 70 years, had he not had his life so abruptly ended by a man with a closed mind and a closed heart. Filled with fear, he acted on this fear and snuffed out a voice for peace, love, and hope for a new day. But one thing this fearful man could ever do, was destroy the legacy John left which resonates strong and true today. So if you feel the fear begin to well up inside of you, and your mind and heart begin to close, Choose with intention, to Imagine….” Imagine all the people, living life in peace… you may say that I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope some day you’ll join us, and the world will live as one.”

Lisa October 7, 2010 at 9:09 pm

Brooke, all of us who have known deep sadness and fear know there comes that moment of decision — when trust and forgiveness, healing and joy are in the balance . I have been in that place many times along my own journey, even recently, and know how paralyzing it can be. How tempting it is to surrender to the darkness, the sanctuary, of a closed heart. The image of the propped chair is so lovely, for it conveys the possibilities that lie just inside the doorway, the light and grace that enters an open heart. It takes courage to decide to be open… come what may. Thank you for this reminder.
“…’cause when you close your heart, then you close your mind.” ~MJJ, from Man in the Mirror

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