Saturday, November 5, 2016


The Ming man

Life is all about learning how to love! And, for many that is not so easy to do. It means we must step outside of ourselves and help to care for others in need. It means forgiving. It means patience. And it means rising to the greatest goodness of our highest selves.

As I write, someone very close to me is sick. They need a heart transplant. It doesn’t get much more serious than that. At first I was overwhelmed. And, called it a harrowing and daunting experience as I saw my precious Ming…in hospitals, ER rooms, needles and tubes poked in his neck, IV’s inserted, vast medical tests given every day, and living with the complete unknown given the diagnosis of heart failure to this extreme.

Then I realized this is a perfect opportunity to step outside myself and really and truly help this person that I love. As soon as I did slowly but surely things began to settle (if they can settle in a situation as unsettling as this). And, right then I decided to accept this with ease and grace. 
 Life can be tough. It is full of the unknown. Nothing is ever certain. Yet, I can be certain in myself and the love I was born to GIVE! Thich Nhat Hanh says we humans are beautiful flowers, we have the inner strength like a mountain, we can be still and as reflective like water, and we can allow space around us like the space around the moon which allows it to shine. And I would love to shine in my humanness, just like Aunty did who inspired this blog. Exactly like Ming does as he faces all this with courage and humility.

What helped me too was the goodness of others. I am touched by Ming’s caring friends who started a Go Fund Me Campaign.  It is as simple and as powerful as humans helping other humans in need period. You won’t find it on the news. But it’s real. It’s inspiring. And, YOU CAN READ IT HERE

Just remember, as tough as life can be LOVE is stronger, and, more lasting and even magical. It is miraculous. It is resilient. We are living proof of this. Look at all you have gone through in your own life.  And you are still here. You helped others and others helped you. It’s why we are here.

Ming is smiling today. When he read the Go Fund Me story that was posted in his honor he witnessed right before his eyes the vast goodness and compassion in his fellow human hearts, and, there were tears, but this time they were tears of joy! And, I dare say, that kindness, that love, that generosity, is helping to strengthen his stressed heart….This is a clear demonstration of us humans at our finest. And, as our Aunty would say, it’s wonderful!

Here is an opportunity to strengthen your own heart by giving. Consider passing this on and giving to the cause….

Karma is real….everything comes back to you!

1 comment:

Reflections and Travels with Ronaldo said...

Continue to write from your heart! Wonderful piece! "Write only what you alone can write."

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