I believe that everything happens for a reason, and that every person who comes into our lives serves a purpose. The circumstances all vary, but I think the bottom line is that everything... EVERYTHING... is here to guide us to Love. To open our hearts and our minds. To get us to expand bigger than we ever thought we could. To recognize that our capacity to love is greater than we ever could have dreamed. To understand that ways of loving are as wide and varied as all the different beings on our planet. And we need all those types of loving to truly experience and feel all that life has to offer. The beauty, the pain, the laughter, the tears, it's all part of the whole.
Lessons have come hard and fast this year. Each one cracking me open just a bit more. Each one teaching me, just a bit more, to open... to love.
you have to keep breaking your heart until it opens. ~rumi
|photo by Adara Bryn|