Do not let the space close down
around your heart,
or think because things are difficult
there is no room to be gracious.
Graciousness breeds grace.
It separates the heart from its fear
and allows it to relocate
in the presence of love.
This is the truth of the heart's capacity,
that even when beset by its own
pain and suffering
it can choose to love instead of
to close down.
It can choose to embrace instead of
Here is a victory for the Divine within us,
to affirm our heart and to offer its blessings.
– Julie of Light Omega –