August 15, 2011
Hollow, Echoing, ME Newsletter, Vol. 4, Issue 33
Far apart and scattered or close enough to hug, we need to remember to use our common ground as a supportive shield.
When in doubt, when depressed, it is up to us to rally our friends to lend us their armor.
It’s up to us to ask for help protecting us from ourselves.
We need to pull out sticky-note memories of warm words and meaningful hugs, post them on our bathroom mirror and arm ourselves everyday with the knowledge that we have been given the gift of a very real fellowship.
We can’t expect any one of us to be the anchor all the time.
We must remember to look outside ourselves frequently and consistently and give of our hearts for random, non-urgent reasons as well as in times of crises.
When we feel alone and checked out, we must take responsibility for checking ourselves back in; we must take responsibility for checking on our sisters and our brothers as we live in this life.
Unless we ask for help, being alone will always be the hollow, echoing answer.
Unless we offer help, being alone will always be the hollow, echoing answer.
Posted by jaselin at August 15, 2011 08:38 PM