this morning as i ran, i found myself reflecting over this past week. we all travel through this experience here carrying both light and shadow, wonder and pain. each of us carry these in our own unique ways, feeling and experiencing them in manners only individually, we can truly measure.
what kept coming up for me this morning was this...may we look out at others with compassion. may we refrain from judgement, or believing that we know how another thinks or feels, offering the need to fix, or conversely offering a severe opinion.
may we instead, be kind. may we share our stories, our wonder, our pain, our light, and our shadows. may we look at each other eye to eye and heart to heart. may we remind each other that we are not walking alone, no matter our shadows. may we realize that this experience of life is magnificent, messy, complicated, fragile and heartbreaking. and may we remember that our capacity as human beings is great, as is our collective ability to conjure kindness - may our hearts go here.
A little while and I will be gone from among you, whither I cannot tell.From nowhere we came, into nowhere we go.What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night.
It is the breath of a buffalo in the winter time.
It is as the little shadow that runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset.