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Escaping Bitterness…

December 14, 2011










Found this post at ahopefortoday.com:

The razor clam is a wonderful example of hope for escaping bitterness.  These clams can dig faster than a clam digger can shovel them out of the five to six feet holes into which they burrow themselves.

A recognized way for harvesting razor clams is to sprinkle the ground above their holes with bitter, coarse salt.


In order to rid themselves of the bitter salt, the razor clams are forced to surface from their holes. Even though it places their lives in peril, the need to rid themselves of bitterness takes priority.

Just like the razor clam, “surfacing” ought to be the priority for those who have dug themselves into a deep burrow where bitterness overwhelms them and eats at them like a cancer.

Martin Luther King said, “Never succumb to the temptation of bitterness,”  and yet, Allen Boyd said, “There’s a lot of bitterness, there’s a lot of anger out there.  We all have to work hard to heal those wounds.”

“Bitterness imprisons life; love releases it.

Bitterness paralyzes life; love empowers it.

Bitterness sours life; love sweetens it.

Bitterness sickens life; love heals it.

Bitterness blinds life; love anoints it eyes.”

quote by Harry Fosdick

“Offer all bitterness in the sacred Fire and emerge grand, great and godly,”

says Sathya Baba.