Our theme for services and events this month is 'Love'. Here, we share some inspiring words of wisdom and some questions to give you food for thought.
Words of Wisdom
‘Vulnerability is the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, courage, and creativity. It is the source of hope, empathy, accountability, and authenticity.’
‘You will lose everything. Your money, your power, your fame, your success, perhaps even your memories… But right now, we stand on sacred and holy ground, for that which will be lost has not yet been lost, and realizing this is the key to unspeakable joy… Impermanence has already rendered everything and everyone around you so deeply holy and significant and worthy of your heartbreaking gratitude.
Loss has already transfigured your life into an altar.’
‘I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain.’
Questions for Reflection
1. How do you mask your vulnerability? What led to that form of protection? Are you sure it’s not doing more harm than good?
2. What has life taught you about leaps of faith and leaping into the unknown?
3. What is your favorite failure? i.e., which of your failures ended up leading to unexpected success or to a gift?