October 19th, 2009
by admin · Filed Under: Positive Thinking
I was walking my dog the other morning, and I was in deep thought. I had been recently hurt by a good friend and was struggling letting go of the hurt. While I was walking, my dog gave a small bark, and I noticed standing on the other side of the street were two dear. I was surprised, because usually you don’t see deer at 9:30 in the morning.
As I stood gazing at them, and they stood watching me, I felt they were communicating with me and a sense of wonder filled me. I started to walk away, and I turned around to watch them gracefully fade away.
As I watched them trot gracefully away, I noticed how effortlessly they took turns taking the lead. There was no controlling, competition, or arguing.
Another thing I observed, they were a pair. It made me think, how companionship, friendship and support are really important.
I continued on my walk and started to feel an overwhelming feeling of compassion. Tears started to stream down my face, and as I continued to walk, I was overwhelmed with love.
I ponder the deer, because I knew they were a catalyst. And I asked myself the following questions: Why did the deer bring up this feeling of love and compassion? What do deer represent to me?
For me, deer represent grace and beauty, and then I knew, innocent. As I watched them, I felt their innocence.
At that moment, I realized we are all innocent, and we all deserve compassion.
As I continued my walk, I allowed my hurt and disappointment to melt away and be replaced with compassion. With each step I started to feel good about who I am.
I read once, that we can find answers in nature. And I did.
I am so appreciative of tapping into something higher then myself that morning. For when I felt the tears and the overwhelming love, I knew it was coming from a loving source.
When we hold on to hurt, disappointment, and blame, there is no room for love, understanding and forgiveness.
Start making room today!