My life has never been smooth or easy, and the last couple of years have been especially rough. During this time I often wished I would have somebody to lean against, to be with, to hold me in their arms for comfort. For all those people who are suffering and are feeling alone, I created this video and wrote this text. I'm not an expert poet, but I tried to let my heart speak, as plainly (and a bit poetically) as possible. I hope it will bring at least a bit of solace to those who need it.
I can see you, struggling, suffering
Asking yourself, why me?
I wish I could tell you, everything will be alright
Knowing how shadows, is all you can see
I wish to hold you in my arms, together as one
Tell you, that you are loved, no matter what
Asking you not to close your heart, however tempting
I would give you all my love, holding you in a warm embrace
I would let you weep, knowing how painful life can be
I would share my being, my light, that burns within me, as it burns within you
It might be small, tiny even, but it never dies
I would ask you to accept my gift, to let me lighten your burden
You won't have to say anything, tired as you are
But in my arms, you suffer no more, if only for just a moment
There would be only love and understanding
For you are not alone in your suffering
For as I am suffering like you
And being in your arms is truly all I could wish for.
Ludovico Einaudi - Nuvole Bianche
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Read by Thich Nath Hanh, chanted by brother Phap Niem.
The creators of this audio track were Gary Malkin, the composer/arranger, producer, and collaborator Michael Stillwater. The work came from a CD/book called Graceful Passages: A Companion for Living and Dying, and it could be purchased by going to wisdomoftheworld.com.
Visuals taken from:
HOME, Earth and Baraka
If you want to download the video, you can do this by clicking the link that says; "download this video", right below the "About this video" menu, on the right of this page.
I found this quote ringing true in my heart, even though my mind still has a lot of trouble embracing it. After I got a card with this quote printed on it, I recognized I had been thinking this same principle all long, though like I said, not yet fully believing it. I find it very uplifting, and I hope you will enjoy it.
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us most. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and famous?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that people won't feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in all of us. And when we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
James Horner - Avatar Soundtrack
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Taken from the book "A Return To Love" by Marianne Williamson