Sometimes we feel we are all alone, in our solitude, within our own minds, our own hearts, interacting with the world from within our own shell, our own sphere. Sometimes, we feel like this separation is a good thing, it protects us, and hides us and lets us interact on our own terms, in our own time. Sometimes, we feel like this separation is a bad thing, and keeps us alone and cut-off from the world around us.
However alone we feel, regardless if we desire this or hate it, it is an illusion. ultimately, we are never alone, we are never separated from the world and the people we love.
Nothing can completely end, as nothing completely begins, but some changes are traumatic and some changes can never be reversed. Of course, nothing can be changed completely back to what was before, but there are degrees involved. Water can freeze and become ice, and that ice can melt and become water again. The water isn’t exactly the same as it was before, but for all normal purposes, it is the same. But some changes can not swing like water-ice-water. When you burn your piece of toast, that’s it, it isn’t coming back to bread. And these changes are the most difficult to navigate. Yeah, the bread that became toast, it is all still existing, but we cannot have the same relationship we had with the bread that we now have with the toast.
When we are faced in life with the loss of something we love, someone we love, our hearts weep…in this weeping, in this love-action, we may be able to begin to figure out a new way in our relationship with what we lost. Even though we may not know, or even begin to know perhaps, what that relationship is going to have as a foundation, we still can start it growing. Just as a seed can start to grow roots when kept in a damp paper-towel, no ground is yet required. We can start to begin to grow a new relationship without knowing what to hold onto.
Our love and not-knowing mind are our light and the Universe with all beings may smile.