We are all hurting, broken people doing our best. Some of us are less broken than others, so we are able to overcome the pain, and soar to heights barely imaginable. Others of us are so broken and twisted by life’s sufferings that we are barely recognizable as human beings.
But all of us are doing the best we can to survive this life.
I’ve been ill for nearly a week and a half. Tonight I was in meditation, visualizing and feeling a deep love for all the cells that make up my body, thanking them for the work that they do in service to the whole that is Me. As I passed through the cells in my skin, that feeling of love began to extend outward from myself to envelop the entirety of the human race – past, present, and future. I was seeing faces passing before me, when suddenly they stopped, and I saw only one face clearly with all the others in the distance.
It was Adolf Hitler.
Immediately I heard a voice asking, “Can you love him too?” I waited for a moment, then felt a compassion flowing through me to him, which I can only describe as the love a mother feels for her child when she sees him broken. As I felt this, the faces began moving again and I saw the most cruel people in history passing by, taking in the flow of unconditional love that was extended to them.
I loved them all. My heart broke for them, for their unbearable pain and suffering that caused them to inflict such suffering on others.
Then I wondered what would happen if we all were able to feel that unconditional love toward everyone, all the time.
I feel like when the majority of us finally understand that we ALL are doing the best we can in this life, we will extend each other compassion. We will stop being adversarial, and we will become partners on our journey – a journey toward peace.
May it be soon.
Namaste and Blessings,