Thank you for loving me. Thank you for letting me love you. Here i am right now – swirling in a sea of joy, grief, horror, calm, gratitude, fear, mirth and relief. There you are, living in your own private kaleidoscope of lived experience. Being human is an adventure in perpetual not knowing and finding a thousand different ways to be with that unknown. In a moment of quiet, here with my eyes closed, i recover this self. She loves you. I am she. She feels your love. I am warmed by it.
When the maps are lost, the signposts are misleading, the territory is uncertain, here i am. There you are.
Sometimes we get lost together.
Sometimes we are lost alone.
Sometimes we lose our way.
Sometimes we lose each other.
In all of this, i love you. I forgive you. I love me. I forgive me.
It’s awfully frightful, treacherous, spectacularly beautiful terrain out there.
In here, right now, in this quiet moment in my heart, i am love.
Thank you for loving me. Thank you for those moments when you receive my love. Holding hands is precious. Your heart is a vehicle of freedom. It’s all steeped in mystery. Here we are right now.
~ Artemisia Layeni Shine
ps. i’m curious, what is one way you enjoy being loved or receiving love?
“We’re all just walking each other home.” ~ Ram Dass