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photograph: KEITH CARTER
When things fall apart
and we can’t get the pieces back together,
when we lose something dear to us,
when the whole thing is just not working
and we don’t know what to do,
this is the time when the natural warmth of tenderness,
the warmth of empathy and kindness,
are just waiting to be uncovered, just waiting to be embraced.
This is our chance to come out of our self-protecting bubble
and to realize that we are never alone.
This is our chance to finally understand that wherever we go,
everyone we meet is essentially just like us.
Our own suffering, if we turn toward it,
can open us to a loving relationship with the world.
~ Pema Chodron