Don’t feel ashamed of your sadness.
Sadness doesn’t mean you’re weak or imperfect.
It means that you’re human.
Without sadness, how could we survive in a world that makes so many demands on us
and is so full of suffering and injustice?
Sadness is a release of pressure
like steam from boiling water.
It’s surplus emotion that we release
so we can return to equilibrium.
Sadness is cleansing and healing
It flushes out the stress and bitterness
that would poison us if it stayed inside.
Today is a day for healing
not for striving or achievement
not for confrontation or conflict
not for pleasure or diversion.
Today is a day for healing.
Today is a day for retreat
a day for regeneration
a day for reconnection
a day to slow down, step back and observe.
Today is a day for retreat.
Today is a day for being.
Today there is no future or past, only the present.
Today there is no becoming.
Today there is no doing, wanting or gaining.
Today is a day for being.
When a friend is suffering
don’t feel that you have to comfort them with words.
Don’t rack your brain for the right advice
searching for the right sentiment, the right phrase and tone.
Don’t feel you have to present a reasoned argument
to help defeat their sorrow.
You don’t need to try - you just need to be.
Don’t give them advice, give them your attention.
Don’t share your wisdom, share your presence.
Listen, and be still, so that your being can connect with theirs.
Then let compassion flow quietly and softly
from your being to theirs.
Comfort your friend, not with carefully chosen words
but with the wholeness of your attention
and the purity of your presence.
Comfort them, not with offers or gifts
but with the soothing, healing radiance of your being.
You might miss something, if you don’t keep up,
and make sure you’re part of every situation.
You might miss something, if you don’t keep watch
and catch every opportunity as it arises.
Who knows what might pass you by?
A chance to raise your profile, to impress important people
and move closer to success;
a chance to gain more experience
to add more colour to your life
and move closer to fulfilment;
an alchemical moment that could transform you,
a secret that could solve the riddle.
So you have to be vigilant, in case you miss something,
like a suspicious security guard, watching a busy shop.
And it’s true - you are missing something:
the natural happiness and wholeness that emerges inside us
we stop searching for happiness outside
and stop striving to make ourselves complete.
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