I have had the privileged to sit with death this year. It makes you see how limited this thing we call life is and simultaneously appreciate each second more as if you are crushing berries to get the last drop of sweetness out of each one. President Obama’s address reminded me of that truth I have learned by sitting with death this year, by listening to life and to death. Shunia, The total being listening that is being asked of us all. Listening to ourselves and the self that exists in all. Listening from a place of inclusion and deep woven connection not one of seperation.
“As we discuss these issues, let each of us do so with a good dose of humility. Rather than pointing fingers or assigning blame, let’s use this occasion to expand our moral imaginations, to listen to each other more carefully, to sharpen our instincts for empathy and remind ourselves of all the ways that our hopes and dreams are bound together.
After all, that’s what most of us do when we lose somebody in our family – especially if the loss is unexpected. We’re shaken out of our routines. We’re forced to look inward. We reflect on the past: Did we spend enough time with an aging parent, we wonder. Did we express our gratitude for all the sacrifices that they made for us? Did we tell a spouse just how desperately we loved them, not just once in a while but every single day?
I bless you and love each of you. thank you for sharing this moment with me of timeless essence in this blog. Please feel free to pass it on.