Thursday, January 13, 2011
The Heart is still strong
Donna mentioned in a letter she wrote to Benny today that, " no matter what horrible things happen to our bodies the heart is still strong and Benny you are a sign of that."
So many of us are signs of that......we grow in compassion even though we have been through horrible things and continue on because we deeply feel the unspeakable suffering of this world.
Today in some other letters I heard about two other dogs, Pax and Mr Sweets who are being rescued and are also very ill. Please include them in your prayers and loving thoughts.
Both Benny and I appreciate all of your encouragement. We all need encouragement, it is a deeply nurturing form of communication, the opposite of criticism. I am amazed by how each one of us play a part in the large community of planet earth. If it were not for the caring actions of numerous people Benny (and many many other beings) would not be alive today. I am grateful to be a part of a large community of people, all of us very different in many aspects (color, religious traditions, countries we live in) who are making a difference by working together cooperatively with compassion and care. Somehow, each of us insists as individuals, that we overcome our critical orientation towards others (and ourselves) thus enabling us to work together with tolerance for our differences. I know that for true change to occur none of this can be done gleefully or naively but rather with truthful communication, self understanding and compassionate understanding for others. It truly takes compassion, cooperation, and love to make a difference.....and would we want anything less?
Much love to you all,