What a week and its only Wednesday!
I feel as if I have been living a lifetime over these last few days.
I have witnesses some of life’s incredible beauty but also some of life’s devastating darkness.
Wearing my heart on my sleeve often leaves me vulnerable.
My openness to love at all times has also left me exposed for negativity and pain.
Still I see life as a gift, a privilege.
So its from this perspective I want to say this.
Remember that everyone of us has their own pathway to walk.
Sometimes that path will lead to cross roads,roundabouts and dead-ends.
No one will ever really understand the journey of another.
Shared experiences can and will be different.
Determined by the understanding of the personal heart and mind.
We have to embrace our differences and celebrate each other for who they are.
Live life lifting people up.
Not tearing them down.
As human’s we need to socialise, we need to bond and form relationships.
Its the essence of our humanity.
But sometimes its these very relationships that can lead to the destruction of the human psyche.
Having someone in your life is a honour.
The value of a friend is priceless.
The gift of a child.
The love of a partner.
Your heart feels alive with the joy of connection.
But honour comes with responsibility.
The commitment should always be about being the light in the life of another.
Be the best friend you can possibly be.
Strive to be the greatest of parents.
The most attentive of partners.
Yet lets take this dedication and commitment one step further.
Smile at people on your train.
Thank you barista for their service.
Hold the door for the one behind you.
Accept the point of view of another.
Forgive your enemies.
The world is simply falling apart.
The media is full of the horror that is happening in our world today.
War, terrorism, genocide,
Illness, diseases and death.
But we do have hope.
That hope is found in our essence of connection.
As I said before its not always easy wearing my heart on my sleeve.
But it gives me freedom.
Freedom to hope
Freedom to have faith.
Faith that compassion and empathy will win the battle of hearts.
That indifference and hate will lose.
Because if as human beings we honour and respect each other.
Our spirits our humanity will over come all.