Thanks for the whisper suggestion from Jo Betsy! Our hearts are going out to our dear friend Gahana, who lost her brother over the weekend. All too often we get a shocking reminder of the fragility of life. Fragile is defined as delicate, vulnerable, or easily harmed.
I’m not sure if the world is becoming more dangerous, or if it is simply easier to see the true fragile nature of our existence. Accidents, wars, atrocities, terrorism, the increasingly toxic environment, and the growing extremes of weather patterns can lead to more awareness around the delicate balance of life. The fear of what might happen can support an energy of anxiety and an anticipation that has us all holding our collective breath.
According to Desmond Tutu, “We are fragile creatures, and it is from this weakness, not despite it, that we discover the possibility of true joy.” I would like to think that his wisdom is part of the key to enlightenment. Let’s use that key to unlock the door to the hidden realms, where angels whisper their message to all who listen:
The fragility of life serves as a constant reminder for the need to live in the present moment. The more an individual is aware of the delicate nature of life, the easier it becomes to approach each moment with a higher level of sensitivity. Vulnerability elicits kindness, authenticity, joy, and the most honest loving form of expression. Through the constant reminder of the fragile nature of human existence, one can become awakened to acting in accordance with true empathy and respect for every living being.
The physical body is a delicate system that is vulnerable to many forms of compromise. Reaching understanding of this inescapable truth will lead to acceptance and surrender to a power greater than the self. All life experiences grow on bittersweet vines, making each one an opportunity to gain the emotional intelligence known as wisdom. If every relationship was approached with heart-felt attempts at maintaining consistency through a total presence, love would prevail in every disagreement as an expression of wisdom.
With grief comes the opportunity to recalibrate internal vibrations in order to align with the movement that has been created by the current reality. The repositioning that occurs through sudden loss can bring a strength that represents the bond of love. Building character becomes the co-creation between loved ones that transfers through heightened moments of expressed fragility. The unseen aspects of the delicate nature of life are a mirror of Creation that has evolved throughout the human journey. Propelled by human nature, courage becomes part of the critical DNA held by the human species as the foundation of survival.
Let the fragility of life be received from the loved one who brought an inescapable truth to a final act of transformation. When the fragility of life is illuminated, reach for the only truth available in that moment, which is the love that joins two hearts.
Bring joy, ease suffering and create beauty, then dance like you mean it!
“We stand on the edge of the abyss, across whose unknowable face we paint meaning so as not to see into it. It is always there. But we’re here too, and we are no less real than the abyss. We are no less meaningful for being transient creatures caught up in something too big for us. There is still value to our lives. I’ve learned that those things that are most fragile are also the most precious.”
Ovadva ben Malka