The reward of a thing well done is having done it. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson Mr. Emerson is completely correct but this girl likes a little bit of a reward now and then. Every summer when it’s time to take a … Continue reading
We took our staff out paua diving today. Paua is a shellfish known in other parts of the world as abalone. Fishing is one of New Zealand’s largest industries especially in our little port town. I watch the fishing boats … Continue reading
Our heart has an amazing capacity. Without much effort at all, it refills-with love, compassion, and tenderness. If you don’t believe me, take notice the next time someone makes you angry. We don’t don’t stay angry forever.
Why do you think we try so hard to build walls and fortresses around our hearts?
We are afraid of being hurt, yet again.
I know. We desperately want to protect our hearts from pain.
But have you ever noticed how hard we have to work to build the protective walls and fortresses around the heart?
Have you ever thought about it?
It’s so easy to “say” that we will never love again, or no one will ever get that close again…but to maintain that stance actually is a lot of work.
Because, the heart returns to love as naturally as breathing.
Our heart fills to the brim and can’t help but overflow -we need to give AND receive love.
That is why the lack of love is so painful, why we search for others willing to accept the love we have to offer and are disappointed when we feel rejected.
Humans need to give and be given:
companionship–sharing fun and laughter, play, adventure and everyday life
help -someone to have our back
Individually, we are a drop but together we are an ocean. Drop by drop, the ocean of love in our hearts streams outward without ever draining itself completely dry. The heart is constantly refilling.
And honestly, isn’t it worth the risk?
I’m not convinced we could stop if we tried. I think, the heart will always seek other hearts to accept its spillage. In fact, I’m pretty sure of it.
Go ahead, let drops begin to trickle outward…until the flow becomes a stream and together we produce an ocean of love.
Someone is thirsty for the compassion you have to give. And a hug is a great place to start (just in case, you need a little help to get going!) 🙂
Cee’s Black and White Challenge: Water From A Drop To An Ocean
Anger is like flowing water; there’s nothing wrong with it as long as you let it flow. Hate is like stagnant water; anger that you denied yourself the freedom to feel, the freedom to flow; water that you gathered in one place and left to forget. Stagnant water becomes dirty, stinky, disease-ridden, poisonous, deadly; that is your hate. On flowing water travels little paper boats; paper boats of forgiveness. Allow yourself to feel anger, allow your waters to flow, along with all the paper boats of forgiveness. Be human.
-C. JoyBell C.
Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.