The Suffering Of Those We Love
“If we can hold our anger, our sorrow, and our fear with the energy of mindfulness, we will be able to recognize the root of our suffering. We will be able to recognize the suffering in the people we love as well. Mindfulness helps us to not be angry at our loved ones, because when we are mindful, we understand that our loved ones are suffering as well.”
— Thich Nhat Hanh from Your True Home
I love Thich Nhat Hanh’s words.
Sometimes it is easy to forget… we get caught up in a moment, or another’s words strike a deep emotional chord within us.
When you pause in the heat of the moment, step back from yourself just enough to see the situation from another angle, and connect to Source, you remember that nothing is personal. The other person has his or her own pain and suffering they are working through.
It then becomes much easier to have compassion for your fellow human, and forgive them.
Often these situations are mirror images of something for us to work on in ourselves. A sign from our Higher Self, or from one of our Team Members (Spirit Guides, Guardian Angles, Benevolent Beings).
Take note, and give thanks. Find that beautiful thing inside ready to be worked on or released. And then continue moving forward with Joy in your heart.
Love Light Abundance