Many of us, in fact most of us have had to face very painful events in our lifetime. Be it the loss of a loved one, the pain of a relationship ending or the end of a long career; we have had to face the pain, loss and bewilderment that brings. These events, like any in our life, can make us stronger or we can allow them to sink us into a dark place. We always have a choice. Sometimes these events are the very catalyst needed for change in a positive direction. Whilst this initial pain from the event can seemingly create a gaping hole in our hearts, it is also our chance to employ our highest learning. Yes, it hurts, acknowledge that. Yes, you wish you weren’t suffering it. But you are. Remember a part of what the Buddha taught about life; there is suffering in the world. You can not escape it. We will all suffer old age, sickness and death both in ourselves and those we cherish. Everything and everyone is impermanent, it is the way of things, always has been and always will be. But you can choose how to deal with it. Nothing truly dies, it merely transforms. Allow your true light to shine, be kind to yourself. Forgive. Give thanks. Know that this is part of the journey and ask your higher self what this pain can show you in a positive light. Use the lessons learned to make positive changes in your days, be more kind to yourself and others. When you do this, you allow your heart to sing and this is what transforms and heals that hole. It takes practice and patience but it heals, I know, I’ve done it.
Dedicated to my time with my father; a man of true kindness, true strength and courage.
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