“Things falling apart is a kind of testing and also a kind of healing.
We think that the point is to pass the test or to overcome the problem,
but the truth is that things don’t really get solved.
They come together and they fall apart.
Then they come together again and fall apart again.
It’s just like that.
The healing comes from letting there be room for all of this to happen:
room for grief, for relief, for misery, for joy.”
– Pema Chödrön –
Not so much a poem, but words that bring solace from its simple, utter truthfulness. In many places around the world, we are riding another covid wave – the fourth, perhaps even the fifth. Variants and vaccinations, closures, masks, crowded ICUs…
Several months ago my mother wondered if she’d live through to the other side of this virus. I thought it was a wise observation, to which I had no answer. To which there is no solving. Things come together, fall apart, come together again and fall apart again. And so it goes. And so we let there be room. For it all.
Much love and kindest regards, dear friends.
2 thoughts on “Falling Apart”
Much love and kindest regards to you, dear friend. And so it is . . . the journey is never about getting it right, just learning, listening, growing, and loving. Love to you, Ann
And to you, dear friend. Today walked 10 km in the 1st of 12 weekly stages of our 2nd annual Camino de Edmonton. Thought of you and your guiding wisdom. Making the weekly commitment gets me thru this 4th wave.