Monday, June 13, 2016

broken heart mending

"it is only with true love and compassion
that we can begin to mend what
is broken in the world.
it is these two blessed things
that can begin to mend all broken hearts."
-steve maraboli



ordinarily, the news is avoided in my house. too much hate and violence in the world. the news industry feeds on it. sensationalizes it. attempts to make it pedestrian in order to find new horrors to parade across our minds.  but in a world wrapped so tightly in social media and visual stimuli, some fragments still manage to find their way in. tv screens posted strategically at the gym. memes dancing across various streams on smartphones and tablets.  there's only such much one can filter out.  it is in times like these that i am grateful to lead a sheltered life with my saint bernard, bodhi, and the resident cat, piper.  their sweet soft eyes and truly unconditional love are a gentle reminder of just how healing love and compassion are. would that we could all see the world through such eyes. would that we could all remember that our own broken hearts are not unlike anyone else's. would that we could all see the beauty in the world through the kaleidoscopic cracks in our hearts. would that we could allow compassion to pour through those cracks in an array of rainbow colors.  would that we could all simply see. truly see with our hearts and know joy.

namaste'

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  1. Yes, if only...everyone was compassionate, kind, & could see the beauty in others around them. Beautiful thoughts.

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  2. Bonjour, mon coeur de française est très ému par les tristes informations que nous recevons des Etats-Unis. En France nous pensons beaucoup à vous, car vous avez été là aussi pour nous soutenir lors des horreurs que nous avons vécues à Paris. Namasté

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    1. bonjour, et je vous remercie beaucoup. mon cœur pense avec émotion du peuple français . malheureusement , il y a trop de haine dans le monde . trop de colère . nous pourrions tous apprendre beaucoup les uns des autres .

      de mon cœur à la vôtre .

      namaste'

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  3. sad, very sad indeed; let us start by looking within ourselves and realizing we all carry hate as well as love and we also have a choice how we act and react to one another, I choose love

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    1. indeed! if only more would choose love. but one heart at a time, eh?

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  4. If love and compassion are too tough then how about some, live and let live....

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    1. too true, bryan! and that is the seed of compassion!

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  5. Your photos and fabric work are really beautiful. I've subscribed to your blog. Lots of inspiration here. Have a great day!

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    1. welcome!! and thank you! i do so hope you enjoy your stay in my little corner of the world!

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  6. Yes, yes, Joe...love and peace must be the threads we use to connect with others. Thanks you for this post.
    Much love, Kristin

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    1. thank you, kristin. yes, and the more of these threads we can manage to needle chant into the fragments of our lives, the larger, stronger, and more colorful the cloth we will end up with! what is true in cloth is true in our lives!

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