Just this morning, I hopped onto the BBC world news online, where I clicked on an article about the current fire and state of emergency in San Diego, CA. Accompanying the article was a short video taken by a motorist who had captured footage of a man on the roadside next to a raging bank of flames, who was trying desperately to save a wild rabbit who was clearly in distress. After running into the flames, the rabbit came back out and the man was able to scoop it up and rescue it.
Tears streamed from my eyes.
The sheer fortitude and concern this man showed for that one tiny rabbit is a powerful example of our capacity to love.
We are made and built from each other’s company – whether in people, animal, or nature’s form. We rise and fall together.
May we stop running and keep loving. May we open our hearts wide like the sky at dawn.
The more we love people, the better we live. The better we live, the more we love.
So, let us love on – even when it’s hard. Even when we don’t want to. Even when we don’t know how.
It’s easy to extend love to those whom we choose to share our lives with – but it’s not so easy with those whom we do not see a commonality with. Our time is short. We have such little time to love with wild abandon. Stop guarding your heart.
Let us express gratitude to all those who circulate around us, whether dear to us or nameless. Let us radiate love to all who are situated in the wake of our heart’s beating. Our time is short. May we love with wild, unfettered abandon, regardless of the company we keep.