“When you are steadfast in your abstention of thoughts of harm directed toward yourself and others, all living creatures will cease to feel fear in your presence.” – The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
Some of us are in pain. Some of us are in elation. Some of us are somewhere in between. We are all human.
Some of us don’t understand how this happened. Some of us understand all too well how this happened. Some of us don’t care how it happened and are seeking ways to move forward now that it has. We are all in this together.
Some of us feel hatred. Some of us feel love. All of us feel.
When we lash out it is because we are in pain. We need to heal the wounds we have and not thrash about, opening them deeper.
This is nothing you do not already know. And still there are these things that we need reminding of:
- Take deep breaths. They will help when you feel overwhelmed.
- Be kind. Everyone is going through something we couldn’t possibly imagine. If this feel hard, see above.
- Share love. Hug your kids, your significant other, a stranger. We could all use it. If this feels hard, see above.
You will find your way forward. It may not be a path without trepidation, pain, and a few steps backward. But it will absolutely be a path with triumph, healing, and many steps forward.
And also, there’s always this.