This is an invitation. An invitation to take a moment to feel how much you want to avoid feeling what this photograph evokes, if you really let it in.
I’m not suggesting that our focus should rivet on the horrors; I simply think denial and willful avoidance don’t work — for anyone. Not really. And that it is possible to be with suffering, ours and others, in a way that actually liberates us into a peace we can’t imagine from the vantage point of the one who feels overwhelmed, numb, and powerless. The heart is unbounded, free, eternally unvanquished. It holds all this ~ and ~ more joy than you can imagine.
And so I invite you to join me if you wish, in whatever manner is perfectly yours, to take a few moments to let the love you are free itself.
May all beings be free of suffering. May all those who are suffering in this very moment receive the solace and grace they ache for. ♥