words wash over me
“Let yourself feel the ouches that arise in your heart. Let yourself feel them and give them your love and attention.”
i rise up for air, gulping, gasping, reaching for where the shore used to be
“It is love and attention that softens them.”
before the next wave, the next words, pushes me back under
“It’s a way of blessing yourself, of blessing the life that flows through you.”
i struggle for control only to realize it was all an illusion,
“You’re saying, in so many words, it’s okay. I love all of me. Sh-sh- you’re safe. You’re safe here, in my heart. In my love.” ~Karly Randolph Pitman
as i surrender, going under for one last time.
This quote came to me innocently wrapped in a daily inspirational email and it shook my soul. Quoting John Tarrant, the author also wrote, “Attention is the most basic form of love; through it we bless and are blessed.”
It makes me wonder what have I been loving and blessing with my attention lately?