Danielle Daoust's Blog – November 2009 Archive (3)

Thanks, But No Thanks!

An Attitude of Gratitude is much espoused by spiritual communities everywhere. But for some reason, this year a piece of me is a little annoyed with that whole idea... not that anything is particularly wrong in my life, or that I don't have lots to be grateful for, but I keep asking myself why I SHOULD be thankful for the struggles... why should I be happy to embrace the pain that has slowed me down so much in the past year? Why should I be happy to have a leaky roof and little hope for… Continue

Added by Danielle Daoust on November 25, 2009 at 7:00pm — 2 Comments

Remembering...

I became a pacifist before I became a teenager. It happened when we lived in Germany, 10 years after the end of the second World War. The scars from those days were obvious everywhere... we were both nervous and curious about the bunkers in the farmers' fields, the small cemeteries that we came upon as we rode through the Black Forest, the burned out, half-destroyed villages and the anxiety in the eyes of many Germans, the angst that we felt against their occupiers.



But there were… Continue

Added by Danielle Daoust on November 11, 2009 at 3:49pm — No Comments

Remembering...

I became a pacifist before I became a teenager. It happened when we lived in Germany, 10 years after the end of the second World War. The scars from those days were obvious everywhere... we were both nervous and curious about the bunkers in the farmers' fields, the small cemeteries that we came upon as we rode through the Black Forest, the burned out, half-destroyed villages and the anxiety in the eyes of many Germans, the angst that we felt against their occupiers.



But there were… Continue

Added by Danielle Daoust on November 11, 2009 at 3:49pm — No Comments

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