Monday, June 3, 2013

The Crisis is the Healing.


"To stay with a broken heart, with a rumbling stomach, with the feeling of hopelessness and wanting to get revenge -- that is the path of true awakening." —Pema Chödrön
That's the trick, isn't it. To find peace with our hearts even in those moments that would topple us to our knees. To find strength in our moments of hopelessness, of despair. To find faith, when we've lost our willingness to believe.

We may see these moments as our spiritual 'test'—but, aren't they really, at heart, our spiritual awakening?
“Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray.”― Rumi
To which, some may challenge, 'easier said, than done.'

Because, being silently drawn is sometimes much easier—when it is, that life does not get in our way.

We are somewhat 'programmed' aren't we? To solve any issue that may come our way. We spend hours contemplating each what if scenario—but fewer less moments, coming to the real truth of our understanding.

Not everything is meant to be solved.

Sometimes moments are meant to be our teachers.
"Things don't really get solved. They come together and they fall apart. Then they come together and fall apart again. It's just like that. The healing comes from letting there be room for all of this to happen: room for grief, for relief, for misery, for joy." —Pema Chödrön
Life is just this way. And, sometimes the 'crisis is the healing.'

Namaste, my most beautiful friends—and much, much love on this day.