Monday, November 16, 2015

When Love Meets Sorrow


With the loss of a friend and the news coming out of Paris over the weekend, I'm left feeling sad and distracted this morning. I found Jack Kornfield's words on compassion and sorrow to be especially healing. Introspection has the power to lead us all to good, loving actions.

As we become silent we start to awaken to the mystery of this human realm. We begin to open to and acknowledge all of the unfinished business that often permeates our being. Through practice we can learn to offer love in the presence of pain. In these moments of loving-kindness we feel a connection to the web of life and discover the more objective nature of our struggles and sorrows.