• Bethany Parks

Is it right to share this?

A bunch of years ago, I had a health issue that caused me to look at mortality from a different perspective. Once through the process I asked myself "What is my purpose in life? Why am I really here?" I would never be a mom and it was gut wrenching in my core and my soul. I prayed and meditated and sat in silence and somehow found a way to a children's home in Kenya to be of service to others.

During this process I learned that I was an ignorant American and didn't know what I didn't know.

Over time, this thought has evolved. I am no longer an ignorant American. I am just plain ignorant. Or maybe a kinder way of putting it is that there is no way that I could ever possibly understand what other people's lives are like. I have a hard enough time understanding my own. And I need to acknowledge that.

During this time in history, I struggle to find the right words. I wonder if I should say anything or be of service by listening. I read. I watch. I try to learn.

I post this image because it fills my heart with love and brings me to a place of serenity and peace in my core. My intentions were pure and my motives were good. I wanted to be of service and often didn't know if I was causing harm or actually benefitting others. Confusion existed regularly and continues to. However, if I can visit my soul and ask for loving guidance on a regular basis I hope to be part of the solution.

Today's meditation used the words "I celebrate my unity with all life knowing that we are all one." Amen.

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