take heart and take heed.
there is hope – it is found in you, it is found in me.
it is found in hearts open to empathy, in open minds, in beings tireless in their compassion and love for life.
where there is chaos, be the calm steadiness that is needed.
where there is destruction and devastation, be the healing that is needed.
where there is darkness, shine your light, in your unique and gifted way.
remember the forgotten.
stand with and for those who cannot stand on their own.
raise your voice for those without words spoken.
love those around you, stay focused, smile, and breathe.
a healthy and happy life should not be a privilege given only to a few, whether based on wealth or some distinction declared by temporary gatekeepers of some temporary political power.
it is abundantly clear that the current Republican Administration and Congress are not pro life in any authentic turning of the phrase.
your power is your voice and your actions. may they be heard and seen. ~j CALL your senators about #AHCA. (202) 224-3121. #healthcare
#empathy #compassion #courage #MeditateAndResist #TheLongArc #PlantingSeeds #TheResistance #AHCA
in the thick of things, the darkness and difficulty, don’t forget who you are. you are Love, luminous and open.meet life with empathy, with compassion, and the steady, purposeful, and unshakable strength that comes from being grounded in Love.
[…if you want a master class in what happens when we allow our wounds to close up and drag us into a bitter anger, and then what happens when this is met with empathy, compassion, and courage, watch the end scenes of Moana. be a healer. meet life with empathy, compassion and courage grounded in Love.]
if not all of us, but even most of us could abide by this philosophy…
may it be so and may it begin with each of us.
#BodhisattvaVow #bodhisattvas #bodhicitta #empathy #compassion #FierceCompassion #MeditateAndResist #TheLongArc #PlantingSeeds #LoveWins #Shantideva #Buddhism #Metta
perhaps we are here
simply to bear witness
to the world
suffering and joy
all the while reminding her
in the thickness of morning
the surrender into night
she is beautiful
she is loved.