“God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.” ~Reinhold Niebuhr
The list of relevant quotations for our trembling moments are long. Yet, the lip, it still quivers. The pain…will it never fade? I won’t let it break me. I will yet hope, and continue. Love. Give.
Rumi says “Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there.”
Life has taught me a more relevant truth. I’ll meet you, wherever your need arises. Inclusive of the right, the wrong…everything in between, sure throw in that outer field too. All of it is reflective of our humanity. We cannot deny the voice of conviction within ourselves or others. Tears or elation the essence of the spiritual is real. Well it always has been to me. I feel it. Lighting my way through the darkest valley. It powers my strength to give beyond my comfort zone. That is the realm, Rumi. Actually that is the realm that truly saves us all.
“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.