good, bad, sad coming
good, bad, sad ever going
all of Life is Now
great suffering and bliss shared
in this, our One Heart
without a doubt, these past two weeks have been a whirlwind of emotion. shadowed by worry, tension, grief, at times guilt, and with an even more consistent presence – confusion.
details are not necessary. but the preceding weeks have brought the loss of people in my life and the seeming estrangement and confusion of what is a very dear to my heart friendship. the price has been exhaustion, and at times an overwhelming burden of a weight i know i should not attempt to bear…and a feeling of helplessness, feeling alone, and deep, deep sadness.
Life is good.
i’m not making a joke. Life is good. we have never been promised an easy road. the road ahead has guaranteed suffering. but we also know that all these things pass. and that the road ahead can be graced with many good, good things and if we open our eyes and hearts to it, we have Love available to us right here – right now. like the Love that lives in our friendships. i have no doubt that some of my closest friends have been the pillars that have been holding up my heart during this time. pillars with names like Amy, Cynthie, Shannon, Mitch. i am blessed.
in Buddhism we are taught that life is always changing, fleeting and transitioning. nothing is stationary. how do i not grasp at friendships, at life, and control? how do i go about this when feeling overwhelmed?
i sit and breathe.
i sit with patience.
i sit with an open heart.
i sit and let go.
waiting with compassion for the Ocean’s next wave…
thank you, for keeping me company.
peace & love to you dear friends…