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.
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!
the muscle of compassion finds infinite strength. holding you as you hold me.
the circle of love
Love,Love,Love that photo! Speaks to clearly of the light within the pain... Beautiful... Heart Hugs!
artmusedog and carol
Apples from Paradise
have a nice Sunday
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