I saw this beautiful poem on Facebook last week and wanted to share it here today. For anyone walking a spiritual path, working with others….in fact, for anyone, anywhere ~ this is beautiful and so important.
When you sit with a friend in pain,
when their world no longer makes sense;
when confusion rages
and no rest is to be found.
Just for a moment,
will you resist the temptation
to make things better,
to reassure them,
to provide answers,
even to heal them?
Will you offer your stillness, your listening,
your presence, and the warmth
of your immediacy?
Will you hold them in your heart
with the same tenderness
of a mother holding her little one?
Will you embrace them where they are,
without needing them to change or transform
according to your own needs and schedule?
Will you stay close,
holding your own impatience and discomfort near?
Will you look into their eyes
and see yourself?
Will you stay in the inferno of healing with them,
trusting in disintegration,
knowing that you are only witnessing
the falling away of an old dream?
Sometimes in doing nothing
everything is undone,
and love is revealed to be
the only true medicine.
– Jeff Foster & Matt Licata
Such beautifully penned words. Sit for a minute after reading this, a moment of stillness in the busy-ness of the day. Close your eyes. Calm and centre yourself within and rest the mind, body and soul…….just for a moment.
Allow yourself to feel LOVE. Whether for yourself, for others, for strangers, for Mother Earth, for those in Spirit, for the Divine. Sit with LOVE, just for a moment. Let it sink into your bones, that beautiful feeling. Then take a deep breath, and get back to whatever you were doing before.
Its these snatched moments of stillness, of connectedness, of love, that can keep us going through the busy-ness and speed of each day.
MUCH love and have a fantastic week XXXX