Tuesday, March 29, 2011

hugging grief

"If we hug the memory of our own grief to ourselves,
we can close our minds to other people's wretchedness."
-Karen Armstrong

It is imperative that we be part of a community.
We were divinely created for it, and
though our culture rallies around independence,
& pulling ourselves up by our own boot straps,
we are called to peel our hands away from the comfort of our self-hug,
and with open arms, both receive and give love to our neighbors and ourselves.
So go ahead, share your story today with someone whose story you don't already know.

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