The Field

The Field

We can always start again, with compassion and kindness. No, it doesn’t erase the times we have acted unkindly and without compassion towards others. No, it doesn’t erase the times others have acted unkindly and without compassion towards us. But it casts a new light on those times. It allows us to feel the pain that we were in, the corners we felt backed into, the history that we were convinced was repeating, during those times when we lashed out at other people. It allows us to feel the pain that others were in, the corners they felt backed into, the history that they were convinced was repeating, during those times when they lashed out at us. And in that now moment of starting over in kindness and compassion, maybe we glimpse how much we truly love ourselves, how much we truly love others, how much we long to surrender to that love, and how much it’s possible to do just that. Because in each and every now moment of kindness and compassion, we surrender a little bit more to love…until finally we meet in the field Rumi spoke of, where there is nothing left for us except love. I hope to meet you...
Q & A

Q & A

Question from a friend last night: Why isn’t ❤️ easier? My answer: Maybe it’s not easy because none of us is really easy…but we’re worth it. Lately, when I see stuff that seems like someone else’s problems or struggles or even demons, I turn it back to me, and ask myself: How can I use these feelings that are stirred up in me to go to a deeper level of self-love and self-compassion? How can I use this to understand myself better? It seems counter-intuitive sometimes but it really works. Then I come back into relationships with a whole new perspective and a lot more compassion. “You must understand the whole of life, not just one little part of it. That is why you must read, that is why you must look at the skies, that is why you must sing and dance, and write poems and suffer and understand, for all that is life.”-Jiddu...