Sometimes, letting things go is an act of far greater power, than defending and hanging on.. Eckhart Tolle
Illusions commend themselves to us because they save us pain and allow us to enjoy pleasure instead. We must therefore accept it without complaint when they sometimes collide with a bit of reality against which they are dashed to pieces.
For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.
“Whoever you are, go out into the evening,
leaving your room, of which you know every bit;
your house is the last before the infinite,
whoever you are.” Rainer Maria Rilke
“To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour.”
Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet. – Aristotle
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