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From The Storms Come Growth

12 September 2016 Written by 

There are yearnings deep inside that I long for. Sometimes I never even put these yearnings into words; nevertheless they remain embedded deep within. To understand the true meaning of love, to become more patient, to become more forgiving, to become the finest version of myself. With these internal yearnings I lean in, to become something better – something more.

These changes come, but not without a Storm in my life. The Storm brings destruction; but that’s exactly what must happen before true change can take place. The old must die before new life can emerge. It is necessary to go through the change process, and that is The Storm.

My friend, Martha Beck, describes it this way: “Loss of control is the essence of the Storm. We may lose control of our emotions, our actions, our work, our relationships, our bodies, everything. It all devolves into chaos—not just the normal inconveniences of daily life, but disruptive, preoccupying chaos, events and feelings we can’t ignore. Plans fall through. Efforts fail. Jobs disappear. Relationships end, or become fractious and impossible.” We wonder if we can even SURVIVE the storm!

Having gone through many such storms in my life, I begin to recognize the pattern. I yearn, The Storm sweeps into my life, grace comes, followed by understanding, and finally the change takes place bringing new growth and new life. After The Storm there comes the peaceful joy and delight as I stand amazed at the new growth that has taken place.

As I grow in life experiences, I come to recognize storms as a necessary part of my journey – a place where the new growth takes place in my life.

Content Originally Published By:  Amy Turon @ Blogspot

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Amy T.

Raised on a dairy farm in upstate NY, I learned to work hard along with my five siblings. I grew up in a very conservative Mennonite-Amish church which shaped a lot of my fundamental core values and beliefs. After moving to Florida to attend college, I married and became mother to five children. Eventually, my unmanageable life came to a crashing halt and I found my way into an Al-Anon recovery program. Recovery has affected every area of my life and I love sharing the things I am learning with others so that they might also find hope for their own recovery.
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