There is a great misunderstanding that courage only shows up as stoicism.
What if it takes more courage to fully access the depth of our fear and pain than skating over the top of it like ice on a winter pond?
Do not underestimate the healing power of your tears. They are meant to bathe you in self-compassion and understanding. They are purposeful in their manifestation.
False bravery abounds if we remain on the fringe of what we feel in our hearts. Fear becomes anger projected outward, pouring out of us and taking no prisoners. Anger projected inward becomes so injurious to our soul, it begins to falter and life loses its luster.
There is healing in the full spectrum of emotion and experience. Leave one part out and the brick and mortar of existence disintegrates.
Today may not be the day you face all that is hidden. But when you can, when you feel able, lift the light of awareness and wash it over the darkest, most unseen parts of your being.
Quite possibly instead of everything you fear, you may find more to love.
An ordinary encounter can save you if your heart is open to it. The holiness of your heart will know its own safety reflected here.
Every heartbeat an opportunity to transcend the petty hurts and condemnations thrown upon ourselves and others.
If only you could know your beauty as I know it. Your heart would wade into a shallow pool of wholeness where love is waiting. This love would heal every broken dream, every crushing fear and every judgement you wear that strains your hurting heart.
All of this pain will lessen as you grown in love.
We can learn to walk side by side. We will soon remember that our pain is separate from the truth of who-we-are. With time, we will learn to love our pain for it lead us here.
To each other.
Where all is healed and love becomes the fabric and future of our memories.