When I recognize my inherent discontent or the wish
for something to be different, I say to myself
“this is suffering”
and I treat this notion with love and compassion.
When I feel the pain of my life, I no longer run or hide
or find avenues of avoidance. Instead, I trust my
suffering as a gateway to greater compassion.
I can connect with my own deep tenderness by
allowing myself to be with other’s pain and suffering.
When I recognize my self-judging mind or victimhood
mentality, I recognize my own wounded heart.
In this moment, I find the courage to be open
and tender towards myself.
When I feel lonely and afraid, I find a way to let go of
struggling against it and turn to the compassion that
lies deep within my own heart.
In knowing my deepest suffering, I allow myself
to open to my quivering and compassionate heart.