to Nepal Earthquake Victims
April, 2015 by Warren Lynn
Amidst pain and suffering and loss and injustice beyond our words and feelings,
we bring ourselves into the intimate presence of holiness —
to ask and ar
gue and doubt and cry.
And when all is said, and all is thought,
and exhaustion replaces the raw energy of our grief…
…finally we let our quiet breathing replace what keeps us from
letting Śānti, Shalom, Salaam, Peace have its way with us.
Indeed, now, breathing in Spirit feeds our spirit;
breathing out Spirit cleanses our souls.
Breathing in feeds — breathing out cleanses.
eathing in — breathing out.
In this space, we find strength in our breathing to abide in each new step;
one after the other.
In this space, in our breathing and in our walking,
we experience the intimate presence of holy sustenance along the way
d a more-focused compassion.
Slowly, we begin to seek less after answers about why disasters happen.
More and more, we begin to ask, “how can we help?”
“What creative solution can come from our gifts?”
e we, who am I, to be used for healing,
reconciliation, new wholeness, generous comfort…
…for those in places like Nepal wherein lives have been
undone by mysteries of the ear
So, let us listen for inspiration in the deepest places of our living.
Let us acquaint ourselves with sacred possibilities within our own lives.
Let us affirm and confirm our ability to bring a new light of relief and recovery
into the presently darkened holes of grief and pain across our world,
and even next door;
…into the life of each of our neighbors,
even those amongst the communities of Nepal.