A heartfelt hello
Here is something to ponder.
What is the appropriate behavior for a man or a woman in the midst of this world, where each person is clinging to his piece of debris?
What's the proper salutation between people as they pass each other in this flood?
~ Buddha quote of the day
My fb feed used to be a source of joy for me. Friends posting insightful, joyful, uplifting, deep, and heartfelt content. Lately I have not felt very good within myself after scrolling for even just a few moments. In addition, being blocked by long term friends for my mask post (I never said I am not wearing a mask, I said I do not ever want to get used to them - but fear blinds to content, I get it), so much "for" and "against", finger pointing and tearing down, name calling and all, it has felt disheartening to be in this world the way it is right now. Not just in the fb world...
The world has always been a place of differences, rightfully so. We are after all one unique expression of the One. How boring would it be if we were all the same. I used to navigate this with seeing through the eyes of love and compassion. Seeing people's actions and reactions lately, those glasses were often fogged up. Last night I cleared them though and the world is once again a beautiful place, with amazing people in it who express the oneness in their very own special way.
The answer to Buddhas question: Love
Not the blind, rose colored, spiritual white washing, inauthentic kind of love, but rather the love that sees what is, acknowledges everything for what it is, and loves it all the way it is. Loving with healthy boundaries, lovingly from a solid place of self knowing and inner authority.
A love that encompasses all but doesn't need to invite everything into the inner most circle. A greeting that says: I see you and I appreciate you in your expression. Thank you for allowing me mine.
A greeting that comes from the heart. A radiance of love that reaches across 6 feet and more, past masks and past the fear walls. Eyes speak volumes, hearts speak all.
I love you.