sit there right now.
Don’t do a thing. Just rest.
separation from God
is the hardest work in this world.
Let me bring you trays of food and something
that you like to
You can use my soft words
as a cushion
Oh, how the suffering of this life squeezes in on us sometimes. My family suffered a terrible shock – a sudden death in the family. I don’t have the energy for details. I don’t have the energy to rail against god and my heart is too open for blame. All that matters is how much I love my brother and my wish to support him in the wake of the loss of his wife.
Why do we do the things we do? Why is it human nature to learn the hard way? How do we find peace in the midst of bearing witness to so much pain? How do we bow to the earthquake; surrender to the tsunami wave?
Surrender, we must. Life is catastrophe – is so fragile, so precious. We all walk the razor’s edge, but it’s in our nature to forget; to shut down and numb ourselves to our impermanence. We think letting go into uncertainty will only sharpen the blade, but it is we who are dulled and in need of sharpening.
So let go. Rest in the awareness of this ever changing, ever fading, ever becoming miraculous moment.
Image shot with my iPhone… Nemo cuddling up with me on the couch yesterday.