Opening the floodgates
Raise your voice and shout an exuberant Yes! to your unique ways to be and do.
See new ways to give, serve, and connect with those around you. Uncover and offer your one-of-a-kind gift to those near and far. Share and listen to stories. Take little or big steps. Move with bistari and cultivate robust rhythms in your PoPs (Places of Pause).
Tend to what is capturing your attention in the struggles of those in your common human family. Explore what is your brave and wholehearted response. As you do, watch for it: the floodgates of comPASSION will open. They just will.
You will celebrate differences anew and increase your capacity to love in thought, word, and deed. This shift will be surprising in scope, touching your family, next-door neighbors, good friends whose hearts are breaking … and expand to those far away.
To be compassionate is to have a heart that suffers from the misfortune of others because we think of it as our own. We are truly compassionate when we work to remove the misfortune of others. The love of neighbor requires that not only should we be our neighbor’s well- wishers, but also their well-doers. -Thomas Aquinas
When you are present, with eyes wide open to those around you, you embrace a shared humanity of belonging, grateFULLY contemplate your gifts, and eagerly look for opportunities to share what is yours. Here, you are not striving or trying harder, but something better moves you.
Compassion is a colossally compelling force.
Take some time to ask—and listen—to compassion’s beckoning. Stay rooted in the day-to-day realities of your life. Look for places of inspiration and clarity about what matters most to you.
These clues for your next steps will be there. I have a hunch
they are here
Sometimes you just need to pause, adjust your focus,
and look in order to find them.
Sometimes you just need to pause, adjust your focus, and look in order to find them.
The above excerpt is shared with love from Soulfully Ablaze: And Light Up Your Life (And the World).
My friend, remember to email me any requests for prayer or extra love/juju. Don’t go it alone. ❤️
You are loved.
We belong to each other.
Let’s standTALL together and light up the world.
xo, -Sarah DT ❤️🌍🙏🏻