Emotions fluttering within my heart, thoughts becoming fixed in my mind, and yet I move forward ignoring the emotions and becoming attached to the thoughts. All the while knowing this is not the food I need to be serving my soul. We must honor ourselves on this journey if we are to be of any assistance to mankind. But how do you honor yourself when you are in the company of others who are suffering? This is a great question for all of humanity, how to sooth ourselves in the face of so much suffering? Not being certain of the answer, I can only do my best to acknowledge my own feelings and go forward to meet the world’s suffering with great love and compassion. Fill your own tank first, and then meet the world. Yesterday was a day where my own tank needed filling and to some degree I honored that, however, I let the day slide without fully acknowledging sufficient deep self-love, and then I was called upon to love another who is actively dying. As I sit here today I know that I was unable to adequately provide for the other individual, as my own tank was not full. My wish for all of us on this beautiful blue planet we call Earth, is that we learn to nurture ourselves, be able to sit with our own pain, stop judging others, and be present in the now. We can all begin again in this moment to love. What do you do to nurture yourself in order to be full? My own list is fairly simple, but one thing is to be heard when I am in pain. Listening to another share is one of the greatest gifts we can give. As you go forth today, remember it is not always about talking; it is about entering into that quiet space and listening. When we listen, we are also healed. And so perhaps I did adequately serve with love and compassion yesterday as I most definitely listened to my friend. I thank all of you with deep gratitude for listening.
There is a voice that doesn’t use words. Listen. ~ Rumi
We should learn to approach life’s experiences with love and faith, then life will reveal all its mysteries to us. -Amma