"Let someone love you just the way you are - as flawed as you might be, as
unattractive as you sometimes feel, and as unaccomplished as you think you are. To believe that you must hide all the parts of you that are broken, out of fear that someone else is incapable of loving what is less than perfect, is to believe that sunlight is incapable of entering a broken window and illuminating a dark room."
This was taken last night after the memorial service for a friend. Good reason for contemplation...of a beautiful being - a beautiful life that touched so many others. It made me stop to consider not only how we all choose live our lives, but how we choose to perceive them at any given moment...hence the quote above.
As much as I know that death in of itself is not really an ending, but a doorway into other dimensions, still I have begun to understand that our bodies must grieve and come to terms with what we can no longer see, hear, or touch. Unless and until we gain the ability to see into and communicate with those other realms, we may well feel a profound loss at the passing of a loved one no matter what we know or believe on a spiritual level.
Last night it was so clear to me, the real essence or importance of a life well-lived, not only in the knowledge and wisdom we garner for our souls while here, but the impressions of love and learning we leave behind us when we go.
November 24th, 2013
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