Inner door to love
Image by Dean Moriarty from Pixabay


Open doors within

There’s love here beyond the fear

Find your Middle Ground


I’d like to add these words by Thich Nhat Hanh:

“In a time of anger or despair, even if we feel overwhelmed, our love is still there. Our capacity to communicate, to forgive, to be compassionate is still there. You have to believe this. We are more than our anger, we are more than our suffering. We must recognize that we do have within us the capacity to love, to understand, to be compassionate, always.”

I read a BBC News article about how Canadians are coming together in FaceBook groups for “caremongering” instead of scaremongering. People are reaching out to help and support those in need and also to connect with old friends, distant relatives and neighbors.

There is a movement of kindness evolving and growing. I lifts my heart. I am so grateful that others can set aside their fear and do something for the good of us all.

While you are home, you can take time to reflect and come inwards, start a project, go for a walk, dance or dress up … and you can also start to think how you can support your local community and the greater good.

You have already started if you are in self isolation. Thank you 🙏


21 comments on “Haiku – beyond fear

  1. Pingback: Haiku – beyond fear | Rantings Of A Third Kind

  2. Tucked away in solitude Val and making sure I can do much contacting on here and by phone to settle those friends in worry 😀 ❤️ 🙏🏽 🦋

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  3. Great words

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  4. Yes we have a statesman who speaks to us and to our children…Prime Minister Trudeau addressed our nations children in a tender address 💪 we are practicing social/physical distancing and most of us do reach out to our neighbours…🌷💕kindness is always possible…sending all my American friends the wisdom of leading world Epidemiologists and Scientists…I find the news necessarily troubling 😌🤔 be well dear Val sending you all love and good energy…we will get through this yet! Hugs Hedy 🙋‍♀️

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    • Thank you for your inspiring words from Canada Hedy. Yes we will get through this. And hopefully be better humans because of it 💐💪🏻💖


  5. Reblogged this on Me In The Middle and commented:
    Thank you ‘Find Your Middle Ground’ ❤

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  6. my Nextdoor app has been filled the past week with stories of neighbor helping neighbor; it’s wonderful to see

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  7. As Mr. Rogers said, “Always look for the helpers.” And I think, I should be one of those helpers. Spreading positivity is a simple way to do so. Thanks.

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  8. Beautiful acts of kindness around the world! 🙂


  9. I love that thought of love beyond the fear. We have loads of care groups here in Sweden where we go shopping for all those people who can’t go out and don’t have anyone to help them.


  10. Thanks for sharing, Val….I love that word “caremongering”

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  11. Yep, time for more caremongering and less scaremongering!

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  12. My post this morning on the stages of grief, including acceptance, linked to an article from Harvard Business Review with some good tips for dealing with stress, anxiety and fear:

    Find balance in the things you’re thinking.
    Come into the present.
    Let go of what you can’t control.
    Stock up on compassion.

    Stay well.

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  13. Beautiful post, Val ❤

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  14. I always appreciate what you write. Thank you.

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