Hope in the Darkest of Days

by Nancy Wurtzel on March 13, 2011

The hours tick by and news reports about the devastation in Japan is dire.  Thousands are dead and missing from the earthquake and tsunami, and many who survived now lack life’s essentials like food, water and medical needs.  Now even more lives — and our environment — are in further danger with nuclear reactors teetering on the brink of melt-down.

Nature with all its beauty and splendor can be equally cruel and relentless.

It’s a force beyond our control, and now the world must contend with a radiation threat that is entirely man-made.

My thoughts are with the people in Japan who are dealing with pain and loss.  When I cannot make sense of tragic events, I go searching for answers. Here is a quote from the Dalai Lama on the subject of tragedy and suffering:

“I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus on the brightest.  I do not judge the universe.”

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