Monday, February 1, 2021

February 1--A Month of Healing

What is required of us is that we love the difficult and learn to deal with it. In the difficult are the friendly forces, the hands that work on us.  --Rainer Maria Rilke

    The theme for February in "Daily Peace" is healing, a very front-and-center topic in our world today. On a global scale, we need healing of international relationships as well as in our care for Mother Earth. We need healing of the divisiveness within the U.S. And many individuals are seeking healing, be it a Covid-19 infection or otherwise. All of these circumstances are "difficult." Love them, as Rilke suggests? There's a challenge. 
    It's also an opportunity. It is in dealing with difficulties, i.e., finding solutions to problems, that we do encounter those "friendly forces" that help us resolve any situation. Once we set our focus on the solution, rather than the problem, friendly forces and helping hands seem to appear as if by magic, if only we are aware enough to recognize them. This process is vastly helped by being willing, in the midst of "difficult," to ask for help. Asking for help is not a sign of weakness. It is a vital life skill, especially when dealing with the "difficult." 
    Appreciating those friendly forces today,

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