It’s the brutal and the beautiful. To see into the heart of pain and not look away.
It’s one thing I’m convinced of, one thing I know for sure.
At least one thing I know what love does: Love looks pain in the face.
Love steps forward when there are no words to say. Love stands by when there are no answers to give. Love waits, love listens, love looks and it sees. It acknowledges pain. It sees the wounded heart.
Love doesn’t have the answers, it doesn’t pretend to know the pain, but it honors by bearing witness. By seeing and not looking away.
We all have pain. We all have loss. What we want is to be seen. Recognized for our humanness. Our sameness. Human to human, heart to heart, this is what heals. When we have the courage to step out in love, because love looks pain in the face.
Be a healer. Be a friend.
See the ones around you who are suffering and don’t look away. Step into the sacred and see.
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This reminds me of being a nurse and sharing in the suffering of the patients I took care of. Like she said, it is brutal yet beautiful.