The past will always attempt to lure us back into it. Memories take us there where old habits remain, continuously we must choose to stay in change, rising above them. Even those memories which included love … for if we hold tight to them, the door shuts to future possibilities.
True care and compassion must be nurtured, just as the little one in need. It is our responsibility to heal the inner child, and then we will be better equipped to reach into the world and offer assistance elsewhere.
A mother who has been damaged beyond repair clings to life as her young one clings to her neck. We must be willing to step in and provide relief. One day it may be us that requires relief and if we do not give, we will not be able to receive.
It all takes effort, and choice. Being vulnerable is quite courageous, all the while embracing others who share their vulnerabilities. In so doing, true strength arises, which otherwise would never be,