Truth in weakness

I’m realizing more and more that on our journey in this side of life, truth is usually found and realized in the midst of experiencing the depths and limitations of our weakness and fragility as human beings.  This video link below is a Ted Talk of Anne Lamont sharing the 12 truths she’s learned through life and writing. So much of what she said resonated with me and touches often upon this realization.

Some things that stuck out:

“Out true person is outside time and space….I’m every age I’ve ever been.”

“All truth is a paradox”

“Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes…..including you.”

“We can’t arrange peace or lasting improvement for the people we love most in the world, they have to find their own way, their own answers… have to release them.”

“Our help is usually is not usually helpful. Help is usually the sunnyside of control.”

“Try not to compare your insides to other people’s outsides.”

“Earth is forgiveness school. It begins with forgiving yourself.”

“Grace is spiritual WD40….The mystery of grace is that God loves Henry Kissinger, Vladimir Putin and me exactly as much as He or She loves your new grandchild.”

“Laughter is really carbonated holiness”

“When all is said and done, we’re really all just walking each other home.”

12 Truths I Learned From Life and Writing | Anne Lamont


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