Wednesday, August 05, 2009

unleashing empathic light

For mercy has a human heart
Pity a human face
And love, the human form divine.
William Blake.

We strive to be authentic in our way of knowing,
hoping it leads to a primordial wing fluttering of grace.

We reach out our hand to hold,
We step forward with our eyes open,
We understand with our open heart to understand.
Our capacity to love grows from seeds.

Sometimes when sorrow pounds on temples of loneliness, when fear rips open soiled hearts, when anger spits at crippled feet overused seeking solace, it takes one unleashed tiny beam of empathy to lighten big burdens. Empathy is the light shining beauty on purple welts.

Out of love grows compassion.
Out of compassion comes our ability to feel for others.

Empathy is made from a merciful heart, a soft knowing smile, and the unconditional love of a curious human being.


Anonymous said...

Being shown some empathy when the world feels like a cold place is like being wrapped in a warm soft blanket of kindness. A world without empathy would be a sad world indeed.

Awareness said...

It sure would be.....

Anonymous said...

lets keep kicking that darkness and unleash that light

Awareness said...

let it bleed....

Anonymous said...

Take your candle and go light your world