Another corker from Jeff Foster :


Sadness does not come to punish you or reveal to you what a “spiritual failure” you are.  Sadness is not an impurity or a sign that you are unevolved or far from healing, awakening, enlightenment, peace…. Sadness only whispers “May I come in?  I am tired. I long for rest.”…. When we bow to sadness then; we recognise how.. there’s enough room in us for sadness, how we are not the “sad one,” we are not contained within the sadness, but we are a room for sadness, its great space, its home, its salvation, its loving embrace; not as a goal, but as our present nature.

Don’t heal yourself from sadness, let sadness heal you.  Let it show you the way when you have  forgotten.  Let it reveal to you the depths of love; let it remind you of your vast heart, your refusal  to split off from any part of yourself, your commitment to your body. Let it serve as an invitation to that bigger Happiness you danced when you were young.

4 thoughts on “Sadness

      1. I should look to see if I can find it in the library. Thanks for sharing it. You always give me books for my reading list. 😉

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