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.
The path to truth is seeing what is untrue in every moment. – Adyashanti
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
If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete Siddhartha Gautama
Patience is not passive waiting. Patience is active acceptance of the process required to obtain your goals and dreams. Ray Davis
There is a voice inside of you
That whispers all day long,
“I feel this is right for me,
I know that this is wrong.”
No teacher, preacher, parent, friend
Or wise man can decide
What’s right for you…….just listen to
The voice that speaks inside.”
For a seed to achieve its greatest expression, it must come completely undone. The shell cracks, its insides come out and everything changes. To someone who doesn’t understand growth, it would look like complete destruction. – Cynthia Ocelli
Learn to capture the gift of this moment. We cannot retrieve the ones we have lost. – KLang