“As I wipe away the tears…”
By Susan Prosser
There are very real challenges with what is going on right now and yet at the same time we are experiencing some beautiful acts of kindness.
This slowing down of time is allowing me to sit with patience, something I have wanted to cultivate more of. Although I have patience with others, it’s something I forget to give myself. The stillness and uncertainty is showing us a greater essence of who we really are.
We’re all doing our best and remember before judging the next person that they are doing their best because who’s standards are we measuring those against and after all it’s only the perception of our experiences.
Aa we adapt to these changes we watch from our windows the regeneration of life unfolding, giving us an opportunity to go within and re-assess ourselves, a time maybe to shed some tears as we unravel our thoughts clearing the way.
The morning chorus sounds louder as I listen to the birdsongs whilst enjoying my porridge in the morning, I notice the flowers much more than I ever did before, the sky looks cleaner and the air smells clean, emphasizing that everything is in fact connected.
As families unite and those without families feel included through our collective kindness this really can pave the way for a healthier future and maybe we can learn to trust again.
Hugging my Mom and telling her I loved her was such a wonderful feeling today as we navigate our way through this reminding us how fortunate we are.
Our attitudes towards ourselves is our creative expression so I have been practicing self-love with affirmations cultivating a deep love within me and this has started to bring some meaning and comfort with knowing I will be revitalized and ready to serve others when this is all over.
Many of us will be questioning what is real, what is not real and awakening to a realisation of what we may no longer want or need from our lives and what is it that truly fulfills us.
As I wipe away the tears of old habits that I let go of I wonder if I am mourning them or may they be tears of joy? I do know this leaves me feeling lighter each and every day and for that I am thankful.
I let go of the need to try and control something I cannot and release the feelings of guilt that I am well when there is so much pain and suffering.
Although nobody knows what things could look like after the aftermath of this destructive disease there is hope.
“There is no duty more indispensable than that of returning a kindness” – Cicero
“At times, our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us” – Albert Schweitzer