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It's Okay



I have yet to master the art of feeling all is okay whilst suffering pain!
However I feel sheer pleasure, 'my cup runneth over' feeling in the absence of pain.

Perhaps I haven't traveled far enough down the road to enlightenment,
or sat long enough on my meditation cushion,
or said my thousandth hail Mary
to be okay with pain.

But

What pain has taught me is
to Be with pain,
to Be with those who suffer pain too,
to feel their pain like it's my own,
to let my heart soften towards their painful moments
not to take it away, but to say there there, I'm here for you,
I'm here for you in your moments of 'not okay',
we can feel the pain together, it's okay!


Comments

rebecca said…
in our deepest suffering...
the muscle of compassion finds infinite strength. holding you as you hold me.
the circle of love
only grows.
xoxoxo
Beautiful wisdom, Dear Sue... I do not handle pain well either, and I think we'd find that even so-called "enlightened" people, whatever that means, can sometimes be derailed by pain... But as you say so beautifully, the pain teaches us to just Be with it, holding the heart space for it, letting the heart soften towards painful moments... We would all do well to take your wonderful wisdom as medicine for our pain...
Love,Love,Love that photo! Speaks to clearly of the light within the pain... Beautiful... Heart Hugs!
carol l mckenna said…
Beautiful photo and words of wisdom ~ pain is not easy to deal with ~ all part of the infinite life we live ~ sending lots of healing hugs to you ~ xxx

artmusedog and carol
May the overflowing cup be yours at all times, pain or no pain!

Apples from Paradise
Gillena Cox said…
the tiniest gesture of compassion, can be the start of a miracle

have a nice Sunday


much love...
suzanne said…
perhaps it's not about trying to feel okay during the pain but rather merely acknowledging the pain and then allowing your thoughts to flow elsewhere. seemingly simple yet incredibly difficult in action and in the moment, yes? holding peaceful space for you.xx
Miss Robyn said…
just coming back to blogging from some time away. I am learning to accept the pain. I am learning to go within and be with it. Its a long hard road at times.
I hope you are both well. I often think about our very short time together in Eyams [I think that is how it is spelled?]... oneday we may come back. x

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