not only because we truly have no other choice, but because we actually can.
sometimes we just don't believe it.
we wallow in our own pain; confusion, even bliss. we forget the big picture, that while we are merely a dot of paint in the landscape, it would not be lovely without us.
this is why we matter; this is why everyone matters.
"when we live in depression or obsession, we have lost perspective... when this happens, it is hard for God, the great mother, to console us and to assure us that within the larger perspective, these heartaches and headaches too will pass and too will be eclipsed by perspectives beyond our present imagination and experience."
ronald rolheiser, against an infinite horizon.