Still somewhat numb. Grateful to for these words from Live and Learn.
Photo of U.S. Capitol Building via ABC News
In our obsessive wish to arrive, we often forget the most important thing, which is the journey.
Quote: Paolo Coehlo
And if you follow your truth down the road to peace and the affirmation of love,
if you shine like a beacon for all to see,
then the poetry of all the great dreamers and philosophers is yours to manifest in a nation,
a world community, and a Beloved Community that is finally at peace with itself.
Quote: John Lewis
Image: Melissa Askew
“All I know for sure is that anticipatory hope is not enough anymore,
participatory hope is the only kind that will work now.”
We are careful on this day — careful to do no harm. Careful to find meaningful and creative ways to express our love to people, so important to us, who we cannot touch or even be near.
This has been a year aching for hope. We have stretched beyond our limits to find the gaps where hope can shine through and point us toward the future. This search is not passive longing. The hope we seek is discovered through our willingness and ability to engage in the world before us.
No one dares describe this path to hope as easy. It is laden with grief and frustration. Yet on this one day we find ourselves eager to shine light on the good that we know – to share love in unique ways reaching through the barriers to touch the hearts of family and friends.
This is our way to participate in hope. Where light is needed may we clear the way so a gentle dawn can be seen.
We are careful on this day — but through this care we share our hope for a new day, safe and whole.
Quote: Barbara Brown Taylor
Anxiety, heartbreak, and tenderness mark the in-between state.
It’s the kind of place we usually want to avoid.
The challenge is to stay in the middle rather than buy into struggle and complaint.
The challenge is to let it soften us rather than make us more rigid and afraid.
Quote: Pema Chödrön