52 Months: Oct 8, 2018

By October 9, 2018 Journey

“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.

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  • Hadley says:

    We see you Lisa, we see Sophie.

    Rumi has also written,

    “Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and right-doing,
    there is a field. I’ll meet you there.

    When the soul lies down in that grass,
    the world is too full to talk about.
    Ideas, language, even the phrase each other
    doesn’t make any sense.”

    The poem seems to offer something different each time you read it, but regardless, I think of this field often. It feels like it could be the field beyond your pain. <3

  • Steph Rose says:

    XOXO ?

  • janie says:

    Loving, eloquent words, dear friend. I miss seeing you regularly 🙂
    Tender peace to your amazing heart !

  • Teresa Casey says:

    Thank you for sharing this gift of beauty with all of us! Teresa

  • Mitzi Chafetz says:

    Thank you for allowing me to share these words and lovely , restorative insights. Your light shines bright and I love you.