raw and undiluted, so intense, felt whole bodily, how it grips us, our heart,
our brain, our belly.
pain others have to go through, and there is so little, if any, we can do about
events that have happened. Nothing we might have done to prevent them either, maybe.
any how, we can not avoid pains to just descend upon us and others without
warning. We may feel that we cannot be safe, we can not know what the
we have to suffer through so much pain and loss? How do we communicate these emotions, what do we do with
Can we talk about this?
are alive and we FEEL.
we are not alone in feeling these sensations,
this is the common thread that winds itself through it all, the thread that connects
to the fullest, maybe not of conscious
choosing, but we are alive and we feel.
how precious life is, how precious it is to communicate, to share ALL we feel,
the good and the unbearable.
and we may think we cannot.
more compassionate, feeling the pain others go through, sensing their needs and
wants, opening our hearts, minds and places, to give comfort, shelter, contact,
understanding, and listen with care.
feel, to strengthen our connection with others through feeling deeply, how else
could we know the pain they might be going through?
Because we know how it
awake to be present right now, to be honest with our emotions, to feel
them, share them and to honor these moments we have with each other to spend
together, as we honor those that have passed before us.
message to be heard at all, what if it could be like this:
share it, if you feel unloving, resolve it, do not let another day go by with
unresolved feelings of hurt and pain, for your or others.
fleetingness, respect and embrace it, in its glory or despair, we are here to
feel them, experience them, and we have only one chance to do so, moment by
so unexpectedly, it is not only that we can hold them in our hearts
forever, it is also that we can hold all the ones that are alive with us as
precious and dear.
connect deeply, especially to those that are left behind, that are here with us.
energy strongly for others in their grief to lean on, we can hold the strength to help
them across the deep void for however long it may take, through feeling can we
muster this strength, through being passionately compassionate.
those that are grieving, acknowledge their pain as if it were one’s own, being
there as support rather than drowning together in it – this might be what has
to be nourished more, this might be one of the missing pieces that will make us
feel like the sisters and brothers that we truly can be for each other.
look after each other more kindly, communally as well as globally?
pain of others and the pain we feel ourselves?
it for another moment, share that smile, word, hug, pick up that phone, write that
areas in our own being, the areas of hurt, resentment and judgment that are
waiting to be released, so that they will never be a source of pain again for
anyone, including ourselves.
to loose ourselves there.
We can cultivate healthy compassion to lift each other up from the disempowerment of profound suffering.
when they suffer.
ourselves and others, release them, let them go, and make space to genuinely empower ourselves and each other.
inner pains, then out of this cemotional learing we may gain the strength to support others with compassion.