Compassion hurts. When you feel connected to everything, you also feel responsible for everything. And you cannot turn away. Your destiny is bound with the destinies of others. You must either learn to carry the Universe or be crushed by it. You must grow strong enough to love the world, yet empty enough to sit down at the same table with its worst horrors. ~Andrew Boyd
The path of life is clear, but not until it’s been traveled. In the immortality of youth, we are blinded by the light of our dreams, cocksure of ourselves, driven by unquestioning hope. Only when the light fades, when our youth has deserted and our hope has gone, do we turn and look back. Only then do we truly see our way.
― Avril Borthiry,
This past week I finished up the Chopra Center, 21 Day Meditation for Gratitude, Growth and Abundance challenge. There were so many lessons along the journey, some were some emotional as day 19 reminded us that no matter what we’re going through in life, it’s only momentarily because “this too shall pass.” I am so grateful to my friend Trix for inviting me to join her group, which allowed me to create my own group on Facebook which I hope will be just as beneficial to those who have joined as it was to me.
Another was about building strength and gratitude. A reminder that we grow in challenging times as our boundaries are tested and it’s these times that we grow not only character but also in gratitude as learn to celebrate all the abundance in our lives. It was great being a part of the group because even though it may seem like you are alone in your struggle, life has a way of showing you that you are not the only one who is going through challenges. You can find validation and strength from knowing that there are others out there who have weathered the same storms you have.
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