You Are Stronger Than You Know

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Do not lose heart, we were made for these times. —Clarissa Pinkola Estes

It might seem inconceivable to feel joy and gratitude
when so many others are grieving
but I promise you that your happiness
is a great medicine that this world yearns for.
Open your eyes, look around you,
let your heart open and be glad.
The events that cause so much suffering
give you an opportunity to know who you are,
what you stand for,
what is important to you,
what you are capable of,
what you must do.
Let the world’s sadness
awaken the soft spot in your heart
that you may feel compassion for all beings.
Breathe deeply, and let this breath of peace
stream out in all directions
blessing the world with your presence.
It might seem to you otherwise,
especially in moments of crippling doubt—
but you are a magnificent, talented,
powerful, unique, essential part of the whole.
Your job is to be yourself,
because we need your joy to know our own.
Don’t become lost in your grief;
this sadness is one drop in the infinite
ocean of consciousness.
But if you must, let yourself grieve
until you feel the sun on your skin again.
Let your grief open your heart
to the suffering of others.
You are stronger than you know.

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5 responses »

  1. A lovely piece of writing that ignited motivation in my perfect, it’s just the kind of post that I love going through a I start my day, thanks for sharing such a lovely post! According to your convenience please do read some of my writings would love to know what you think about them 😊

    • Oh sweetie, it was for you that I wrote this. I thought of you the whole time it poured out of me. A big huge hug across the ethers to you. ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

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