Sunday, June 15, 2014
FOR A FRIEND
"Friend, I know your heart is broken,
I know the future seems unclear to you,
I know you feel the absence of answers right now,
I know you feel a terrible longing for something you cannot name.
But let's begin where we are.
Let’s not focus on the thousands of steps that will come on the path, but the place where we stand on the path right now.
And there is only now.
Know that many others have gone through what you are going through, and remember that sometimes it seems darkest before the dawn.
But instead of longing for the dawn, and rejecting the darkness, let us touch the dark parts with gentleness; let us shine our light there.
Let us meet what is present, not rush towards what is not yet present.
For even the darkest cave may contain treasure, and even the most intense and uncomfortable feelings may actually contain strange medicine.
Walk your path courageously, friend, and know that loved ones walk with you."