We are all one universe
An eternal wholeness
We complete each other’s existence
‘Alone’ is never an option.
A baker in the town wanted to get to know a famous guru and so he invited him to dinner. The day before the dinner, the guru went into his bakery disguised as a beggar and took a loaf of bread and began eating it. The baker was furious and tossed him out on the street.
The following day the guru and a disciple went to the bakers house and were treated to a splendid banquet.
In the middle of the meal, the disciple asks, “How does one tell a good man from a bad one?”
Well, just look at this baker, he is capable of spending ten gold pieces on a banquet because I am famous, but is incapable of giving a piece of bread to feed a hungry beggar.
Each day we all make decisions that will either connect us or separate us. Our choices complete each other’s existence. Our choices create a ripple effect around the world.
All of us are climbing the same mountain, but we each carry a different cross.
Working with people who are facing grief or difficulties each day, I realise that no matter who we are, we all face burdens or carry a cross at some point along our journey.
Each of us respond to our burdens differently, but I believe that we can always ask a simple question that may help us in our pain.
“What would love ask of you?”
Sounds simple enough, but when we truly understand love for ourselves first and then others, it can teach us how to respond during these difficult times.
Love may want us to speak the truth. Love may want us to slow down and nurture ourselves. Love may want us to have courage to face another day. Love may want us to reach out and receive the support we need. Love may want us to be gentle with ourselves, letting go of our judgement and expectations. Love may want us to accept others unconditionally. Love may want us to accept this moment exactly as it is.
No matter what love asks of you. Listen. You may find it’s exactly what you need.
“He who has a why to live for, can bear almost any how.” Friedrich Nietzche
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“Alone, we can do so little; together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller
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Believe one who knows; you will find something greater in the woods than in books. The trees and stones will teach you that which you can never learn from masters. Saint Bernard de Clairvaux
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I would like to be the air that inhabits you for a moment only, I would like to be that unnoticed and that necessary. – Margaret Atwood – Variation on the word Sleep
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“I slept and I dreamed that life is all joy. I woke and I saw that life is all service. I served and I saw that service is joy.” Kahlil Gibran
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“What a liberation to realize that the “voice in my head” is not who I am. Who am I then? The one who sees that.” – Eckhart Tolle
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To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong. – Joseph Pearce
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Learn to capture the gift of this moment. We cannot retrieve the ones we have lost. – KLang
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