what you can offer

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There are times in our lives — scary, unsettling times — when we know that we need help or answers but we’re not sure what kind, or even what the problem or question is. We look and look, tearing apart our lives like we’re searching for car keys in our couch, and we come up empty-handed. Then when we’re doing something stupid, like staring at the dog’s mismatched paws, we stumble across what we needed to find. Or even better, it finds us. It wasn’t what we were looking or hoping for, which was usually advice, approval, an advantage, safety, or relief from pain. I was raised to seek or achieve them, but like everyone, I realized at some point that they do not bring lasting peace, relief, or uplift. This does not seem fair, after a lifetime spent in their pursuit. Kindness toward others and radical kindness to ourselves buy us a shot at a warm and generous heart, which is the greatest prize of all. Do you want this, or do you want to be right? Well, can I get back to you on that? But love reaches out and reaches out and reaches out. It is staggering that it is always giving me another chance, another day, over and over and over.~Anne Lamott

we forget to love, how to love…….then we forget that love is the answer, that love is the most reliable truth….

inquiry for today~  what can you let go of to find love today?

profound mercy

Only the soul knows what love is.

~Rumi

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