07 January 2014

in their shoes

not my words today, but His as I opened my journal to listen--

walk in their shoes
or lack of
right now
to gain empathy
to hear 
My heart

be open to learn
be open to feel

accepting emptiness
gives me space
to fill
that is where
the joy goes


the pub is open again, I'm hanging out with the poets
 

18 comments:

Claudia said...

be open to learn and feel... it is good to fill our heart with empathy for those around us... a moving write..

Mary said...

I like the philosophy here. If we have NO emptiness, there is no room for anything to be filled. Therefore, we should embrace emptiness rather than despise it!

Brian Miller said...

i am going over in november...wanted to go in march but my grad school work is not letting me go....

yes to be there allows us to really feel the need....

coalkissedlips said...

This is beautiful. Walk a mile in someone's shoes...my grandmother used to say that. Thank you for sharing the message you were given.

Madeleine Begun Kane said...

Lovely poem! And thanks for your fun contribution to this week's Limerick-Off!

Myrna R. said...

This is beautiful. I like the idea of staying empty in order to allow for joy.

alan1704 said...

beautiful acceptance

amberglowsofaslowburn said...

Thank you for sharing! Simple complexity. I love it.

Grace said...

We always try to walk & listen ~ Thank you for the meaningful post ~

Audrey Howitt aka Divalounger said...

Beautiful and spot on!

Pat Hatt said...

Can't fathom as easily until you are truly there and see

Truedessa said...

I think one has to truly walk in their shoes to understand their
journey...opening the heart..

signed...bkm said...

accepting emptiness gives me space..says it all...bkm

Björn said...

The emptiness is needed to fill with emotions... like a cup you cannot fill if it's full...

grapeling said...

empathy is perhaps the best way to address emptiness, yes?

bwfiction said...

the more we love, the more we can love!

Wolfsrosebud said...

life so different that we know... thanks

Kate Mia said...

YeS! i think we have to open to the fuller pain that can be life..to truly love and have empathy for those less fortunate than us...

Yet too..2 feel everything possible of our loved ones closer to home..2

A closed heart..is a true dagger of life...

An open one..even exposed to daggers..is a greater way to live..as far as i see...

and..Happy !2014! to ya..2!

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