The last couple of days have been really trying for my family and myself. Yesterday I was so exhausted I couldn’t even think or understand properly what was being said to me. But then when I put my head down on my pillow this thought of “everything is OK” suddenly came to me out of the blue. Probably it just appeard to have come out of the blue and in fact came from some place deep within, from a place of great trust… in life. And I realized that if I feel lousy and exhausted and sad and if my family feels this way as well it means that “everything’s OK”. We can feel, so we’re alive. And isn’t that wonderful!
And all the little things become so precious, like love and a pillow you can rest your head on. Because honestly there are millions and millions of people who will never know love and millions of those who don’t have a pillow, nor even a bed. So in trying times we shouldn’t become blind for all the good things in our lives and when we realize how many there are, a deep sense of gratitude and joy sweeps through us in the midst of our suffering. So it’s OK to feel bad, it’s very OK actually, because that means we’re alive and being alive is wonderful. My friend used to say that it’s mud that makes a lotus flower so beautiful and then he’d say: ” Be grateful for a lot of mud in your life.” And really….