mindfulness
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May the truth you seek
Rise out of difficulty
Find your Middle Ground
~

Every experience we have in life is an opportunity to witness. To step back, observe and attend to.

Beneath the discomfort and suffering is something precious that wants to be known.

In times of difficulty, pause and be with whatever comes up. Give it space so you can feel it fully.

As you come to this place full of hard and hurtful edges, let yourself soften.

Open your heart to it, and let compassion melt the negative thinking and resistance.

Find your Middle Ground and the truth and love within.

Namaste

40 comments on “Haiku – Difficulty

  1. Soften. That’s it Val.

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  2. shadowedmuses

    Beautiful

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  3. This is possible after many years of practice Val. 🙏🏻

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    • So true Karen. It can be too much of a scary place to open our hearts when we are hurting so much. Yet, opening to the small difficulties and starting from there has helped me on this journey. 💛🙏💛

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  4. What I needed to hear! Thanks Val!

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  5. Thanks Val I love this.

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  6. “Difficulties are always blessings if we know how to face them” ( The Mother)
    Working on this one as I begin the second phase of treatment for Brain Tumour. thank you Val.

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    • It does make us appreciate the most important things in life and treasure them even more. Good luck with the treatment Helen. I’ll be thinking of you and sending love and healing light your way. ❤️🙏❤️

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  7. Difficulty is a great teacher. I love the image of hard, sharp edges softening – like stones tumbled until they’re smooth and shiny. Beautiful haiku. ❤

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  8. Wonderful! Thank you. Namaste, Augusta

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  9. Yes…and nothing is quite as scary as our egos would have us believe. I love that you said that something precious wants to be known! Amen 💜💜

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  10. “Difficulties are always blessings if we know how to face them.” (The Mother). I hold on to this now as I enter the second phase of treatment for brain tumour. I have so much to learn from this experience and this itself excites me and I believe Grace will give me the time I need to see the blessings of this.

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  11. By the way thank you Val, your page is such an inspiration to me.

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  12. Wow Val! This is sooo good! Thank you! ❤

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  13. Reblogged this on Me In The Middle and commented:
    It’s in the looking back that we’ve come to know how true this is….. And in the present moment that we’ve come to have faith and hope in the future. ❤

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  14. Truth often finds a way, doesn’t it?

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  15. It did it again Val, I’m not getting your posts, I thought it had become a little quiet 😀
    I shall do the re-follow thing and see if that stirs something up 😀
    And maybe its the ‘middle ground’ that is required, to observe what is really happening…a great post, thank you for sharing 😀

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  16. This is true Wisdom you spread.

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  17. Many are going through their difficulties right now Val Great advice as we soften our edges.. xxx

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  18. Your gentle message, acknowledgment of pain, and suggestion to soften…so lovely, Val.

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  19. A lovely, gentle reminder!

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  20. Beautiful love within love without

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