Monday, July 14, 2014
Flowers of Pain
The following is taken from the book "1001 Meditations. How to Discover Peace of Mind" by Mike George
The Flowering of Pain
Difficulties, whether in the form of difficult emotions, people or situations, are like struggling plants. Rather than casting them aside, we must attend to them, trusting in their potential. Water their twisted roots with tears of compassion. Bathe their leaves in the light and warmth of unconditional love. Watch as the plant grows strong and healthy to bear flowers of beauty and fruits of insight.
Too often when we are faced with painful situations, our first reaction is to block out the pain...hide from it and pretend it doesn't exist much like a toddler who closes his or her eyes as a way to make things disappear. In reality, a better choice is to open the door to the pain, let it in and sit with it until it leaves. It will go in its own time, and we are stronger for it.
IT IS ALL IN YOUR HEAD!