Perhaps they are not stars in the sky but rather openings, where our loved ones shine down and let us know they are happy. – Inuit Saying
We read and hear so much about being strong in this world and how we should learn that life is a series of lessons and understandings, and that there is no separation.
I was with a Mum today whose daughter died about 6 years ago, she committed suicide. Is this Mother strong? yes of course she is, but has she healed the wounds of her past and the guilt that comes with suicide? No, perhaps not. What I remembered today listening to her story, is that she is trying to cope with being human.
Sometimes she is trying to understand the overwhelming emotions that comes with death and how to grasp that into daily life. Sometimes she is trying to be strong in a her grief or prove to the world she is a survivor of her daughter’s death. I hope as we see the world in all it’s pain and loss that evolves from wrong decisions, wrong understandings and wrong beliefs, that we remember to be human with each other.
Let us remember that people are suffering and they need our compassion, not our judgment. They need us to listen and not to preach. They need a friend and not a problem solver. Today I remembered that we need to be honest with one another. She was honest with me and it helped both of us move through her thoughts and into ideas for her to heal. Her life may not be the same as mine, but I can always understand and feel compassion for her story, and that makes all the difference.
Pride can stand
A thousand trials
The strong will never fall
But watching stars without You
My soul cried
Heaving heart is full of pain
Oh, oh, the aching
Let us remember to be human and kind to one another.