This, dear Friends, will be short;
How many of us (especially perhaps, those of us who are caregivers of any sort) wrestle with boundary-setting? Maintaining space and time in which we allow, engage in and actively defend our own well-being sometimes seems like a murky river to wade across . . . when do I draw lines, where do I offer safe harbor and where must I close a gate to the needs of the world? This Instagram post by "Jess" under their account @WORDSOFAJAY does not answer all those questions, but it does delineate a most basic line we can all draw in our inner sand: If they whom we seek to relieve from suffering are causing us suffering in return, we are healing no one. Empathy, Jess shares, should be taught in two parts. . .
Have a listen:
May your Heart be Safe and Strong,
PS: The beautiful image above is from the blog of John Shaw-Rimmington who shares:
I am a person who builds dry stone walls and bridges and thinks a lot about how to get other people discovering what a satisfying occupation it can be. I am founder and president of Dry Stone Walling Across Canada www.dswa.ca and an avid supporter of the idea of sharing knowledge freely and learning from others.
You can visit John's blog page at the link below - maybe you'd like to learn to build with stone?
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Rev. Maya Massar