YOU ARE NOT ALONE

SWEET DARKNESS
 
When your eyes are tired  
the world is tired also.
 
When your vision has gone 
no part of the world can find you.
 
Time to go into the dark
where the night has eyes 
to recognize its own.
 
There you can be sure
you are not beyond love.
 
The dark will be your womb
tonight.
 
The night will give you a horizon
further than you can see.
 
You must learn one thing.
The world was made to be free in.
 
Give up all the other worlds
except the one to which you belong.
 
Sometimes it takes darkness and the sweet 
confinement of your aloneness
to learn
 
anything or anyone
that does not bring you alive
is too small for you.
 
 
                                            David Whyte
 
 

FORGIVE ME, FORGIVE ME NOT

          Forgiveness is an act of the will, and the will can function                                   regardless of the temperature of the heart.                                 Corey Ten Boom
 
How do you see betrayal? I’m talking the range of being lied to by the person you love, to cheating, to violence. Do you go soft oncrimes of the heart? Or are you hard-headed? Here is where I seepeople faltering. Too many people have surrendered expecting anapology. Too many people forgive no matter what, just to quash
the tension and eliminate that queasy feeling in their stomach.
                                                                   ~
Without expecting remorse and restitution, you the suckers, you
the softies, and you the saviors are doing nothing short of closing your eyes to emotional crimes. Be it rudeness or raged at by your
loved one, both require remorse and restitution. Step up. Speak
up. On behalf of your heart, your goodness, your self-respect.
                                                                     ~
Has the time come? Are you ready to stop resenting and start
taking care of yourself? Then here’s your fist step.
 
 “Whether you deliberately hurt me or unknowingly hurting me,  tell me sincerely that you’re sorry… and I’m mush. Then tell me,
in detail, what you learned about yourself from your mistake.”
No apology? No humility. No growth? No way. 
As Heidi Klum says, “You’re out.”