This seems to be the theme of the week.

In the same moment the wonderful and the heartbreaking.
The empty and the full.
The dark and the light.
The yin and the yang.

All around me I’m seeing friends in the midst of bittersweet experiences.  It reminds me it’s not always our role to fix people, to pick them up, to bandage them and pat them on the back.
It IS our role to be with them where they are.  To not turn our backs to it.  To not close our eyes to other people’s suffering, to other people’s joy.  Not getting sucked into the drama or the story, but allowing the lives around us to be just as they are.
To stand our ground and extend a hand simultaneously.  We do not know when we will need a hand extended to us.

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