Interesting how things pop up just when you need them the most. It was a bad weekend for the September Syndrome for me. It has been a pattern in my life for I don’t know how many years that if there is going to be major drama and heartache in my life it is bound to happen in September. I have quite trying to list the numerous events.
I woke up from a nap a while ago with this quotation on my mind. I dug through a box of memorabilia until I found the very ragged piece of paper given to me years ago by a meditation teacher. I don’t know who to attribute the quote to, just that it comes from the Sufi tradition.
Overcome any bitterness that may have come because you were not up to the magnitude of the pain that was entrusted to you. LIke the mother of the world who carries the pain of the world in her heart, each of us is part of her heart and is, therefore, endowed with a certain measure of cosmic pain. You are sharing in the totality of that pain. You are called upon to meet it with joy in stead of self-pity. The secret: offer your heart as a vehicle to transform cosmic suffering into joy.
Point taken, Universe, point taken.