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Important for me to remember, from yezida's journal

Last week, I wrote this as an open question:

They teach about the supernal light, and the lifting of the heart, and the understanding of the bigger picture. They do not teach about the sadness…

And received this in reply:

Sadness is no different from the joy. Your sadness is for humanity, for the earth, and so is your joy. Your joy is also the Limitless, which is also in humanity. There is no difference. Do not try to make it so. Ease your heart and know that in its sorrow, it is perfect. Keep present with the journey of your soul. Do not worry. All is well. All manner of things are well. Drink from the well. Shine with its light. Praise the Gods, honor the ancestors, dance.

Life and death walk hand in hand. Joy and sorrow are held inside the heart. So I meditate. I exercise my body. I say my prayers. I light candles. I sit in the sunshine. I wonder. I get back to work.

Whatever you are feeling today, I hope that includes happiness. Take some pleasure in a moment. Right now.

In the midst of the sorrowing of the earth, something new is also being born. In Denver. In Ouagadougou. In Ahmedabad and Bangalore.


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Jul. 27th, 2008 06:50 pm (UTC)
"The mark of your ignorance is the depth of your belief in injustice and tragedy. What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly." --Richard Bach, Illusions

I have always found this significant, but not comforting. (Especially as, what the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master may call "bird eating lunch.")
Jul. 27th, 2008 07:21 pm (UTC)
lololol That is one of my favourites from that book! I choose to believe I will not be a bird's lunch. :P~
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