the pain & the beauty

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It’s never too late for the illumination of wisdom. It does not matter how long the darkness has lasted.  ~Jack Kornfield

these terrible moments in our world call us to just stop and pray….

inquiry for today~  please hold the pain of this tragedy close in….we are all touched deeply…..

full-on heartbreak

We take the first steps out of despair by taking on its full weight and coming fully to ground in our wish not to be here. We let our bodies and we let our world breathe again. In that place, strangely, despair cannot do anything but change into something else, into some other season, as it was meant to do, from the beginning.

Despair is a difficult, beautiful necessary, a binding understanding between human beings caught in a fierce and difficult world where half of our experience is mediated by loss, but it is a season, a wave form passing through the body, not a prison surrounding us. A season left to itself will always move, however slowly, under its own patience, power and volition.

Refusing to despair about despair itself, we can let despair have its own natural life and take a first step onto the foundational ground of human compassion, the ability to see and understand and touch and even speak, the heartfelt grief of another.

~David Whyte

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