Then all we are left with is love. At such times, when we can do nothing else, we can still love-without expecting any reward or change or gratitude.
If we do this, the energy of love will begin to transform the universe above us. Whenever this energy appears, it always achieves its ends. 'Time does not transform man, Will-power does not transform man. Love transforms,' says Henry Drummond (Scottish writer and lecturer).
...and when all that remains is loneliness, then remember this story...
The flower, however, continued to dream. During the long nights, she imagined a heaven full of bees, which flew down to bestow fond kisses on her. By doing this, she was able to last until the next day, when she opened again to the light of the Sun.
One night, the moon, who knew of the rose's loneliness, asked. "Aren't you tired of waiting?"
"Possibly, but I have to keep trying."
"Because if I don't remain open, I will simply fade away."
At times, when loneliness seems to crush all beauty, the only way to resist is to remain open.
This is a beautiful excerpt from Paulo Coelho's book "Like the Flowing River" that makes such a powerful point. I wanted to share it with you all because I know you will love it, too.
Hope you all have a wonderful, inspiring Fall weekend! xx