Feeling broken?

Is it risky to love and care for others? How does it feel to be broken? Does Enlightenment help? As we descend into the gloom before Solstice, or if the demands of preparing for Christmas leave us feeling stressed, these questions might lighten our thoughts.

Everything Matters: Beyond Meds

black roseI shared the below on Facebook the other day…I thought that together they make a nice little post.

I needed to remember this tonight and a friend conveniently shared this quote that I’ve found comfort in many times now:

Make no mistake about it – enlightenment is a destructive process. It has nothing to do with becoming better or being happier. Enlightenment is the crumbling away of untruth. It’s seeing through the facade of pretense. It’s the complete eradication of everything we imagined to be true. ~ Adyashanti

And shortly after that, this one popped up. Via Madhupa Maypop (thank you!)

Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You…

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