Years ago I interviewed a grieving Mother whose adult son had died after a long illness. You could have heard a pin drop in the studio when she so beautifully told the story of their final moment together. The mother had climbed into bed with her son. She could barely hear him, but her head was on his chest. As he took his last breath, he whispered,” Oh Mom, it is all so simple. It’s so simple Mom.” He then closed his eyes and died.
I got chills when I heard that. I realised then, just as it resonates with me now: We allow life to get so complicated-when it’s really so very simple.
From this day forward I resolved to continuously ask myself, How am I making things more difficult than they need to be?
Your answer to that same question is the next step in your path. It’s that simple. Imagine what lies just around the bend.-
The Path Made Clear – Oprah Winfrey
Such a profound and beautiful message for us all.
We allow life to get so complicated at times when really, we are just a moment away from a completely different experience.
Recently, I have taken a much needed break from social media and thought that I would concentrate on my writing and sadly, that didn’t work out as I planned.
I look at the screen and all the wonderful things that are racing around in my mind, seem unable to work their way through to my fingers and on to the page.
It’s happened before and no doubt, it will happen again.
So today I am just touching base with myself, my screen and of course anyone out there who may be reading my blog.
There is a new and overwhelming challenge that my family and I must face together. My hope is that I can use this space to let out the feelings that need to be contained right now, in order to keep a clear head… just for a while.
We are born and at some stage we die and it’s a journey that we all will take.
I wonder now, how difficult the final stage must be or can we allow ourselves to gently relax, just for a while… into the whole magnificent process of a Soul returning home.
Life can be beautifully simple.
I choose to see the beauty within a seemingly dark situation and will honor the lesson for me which I now know is, forgiveness.
Forgiveness on so many levels.
Keep it simple and don’t leave anything unsaid because when we share our truths, healing can happen in such a profound way.
I feel it happening already.
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