My heart hurts so much today.
For me. For others. For the world we live in.
I feel the weight of a lot of pain and suffering.
It’s hard to know what is mine, what is others, and what’s all of ours.
My ego wants to direct it towards someone or something and to get rid of it.
To point and shoot. To flush it out.
But my intuition tells me it’s something more, something beyond me.
Pain and suffering is part of being human. Our ability to feel is remarkable. But many of us hide our unpleasant emotions and do our best to hold it together when deep down we really just want to be honest, to be held, to let it all out.
Being back in a city, I am noticing how many daily interactions can feel shallow. How people are going about their business focused on themselves. Trying really hard to hustle, to make it, to survive. And who can blame them? The game ain’t easy!
I still Believe Life is beautiful. But I also see it can be hard. People are going through a lot. And it’s difficult to tell from the surface of things. Social media and half smiles mask the pain.
I guess what I’m saying is - what the hell is going on? Why is there space for light and not for shadow? Time and time again, stories of heroes, heroines, and the power of the human spirit show that it is our shadows that lead to our salvation, our suffering that leads to our freedom, our wholehearted realness that leads us back home.
Yet it’s easy to forget. It’s easy to get lost. It’s easy to feel alone.
So in this moment, my heart goes out to all those in pain, experiencing loss, working through grief, anger, frustration etc. Even if it’s just 1% sadness or suffering, that’s worth being acknowledged in my book.
I want you to know whether I know you deeply or not at all, whether we’ve spoken once or a million times...strangers, friends, family...I love you, I hear you, I feel you. My heart is your heart. Your story is my story. This is all temporary. We’ll get through this together.
Sending love, peace, compassion, and blessings...I see you 👁🙏🏽♥️.