“Grief can be the garden of compassion. If you keep your heart open through everything, your pain can become your greatest ally in your life’s search for love and wisdom.”
This was a month of travel and goodness. Everywhere I went I found compassion and love. It was there amongst the gathering of students who celebrated her spirit even though they never knew her. It was captured in the air that surrounded beloved friends as we all celebrated a marriage. It was shared from the hearts of friends and family who continue to humble us with their generosity, even as the years pass and memories fade. There is truth in the words of the wise poet, for even within my shattered heart, filled with the most profound grief, there is room beyond the pain, but only if I work very hard to keep it open.