One who is of
Well-intentioned, the helper climbs
into the well of suffering
to join someone in their darkness.
They try to help,
and so often do,
but in their helping
get lost in and with the
mixing and mingling with their pain.
And this is because,
without knowing it,
helpers often seek to help themselves,
to heal their unresolved pain,
the suffering other.
The greater the
the greater the impulse can be to
I will lead you out of the well
I myself am lost in.
And so we join together in this old dance,
not realizing that on some level
I am asking you
to help me
as I am helping you.
Caregiving then easily becomes
The one of service, on the other hand,
has traveled far enough
along their arduous healing pilgrimage,
layer after layer
of tearful unravelling,
humbly brought to their knees,
of forgotten wisdom:
There is only so much you can do for others.
Let Oneness take care of the rest.
With one foot in the Great Mystery
and one on Earth,
tethered to the light of their soul,
the one in service does not lose themselves as easily
in the dark well of another’s suffering.
They know, feel themselves enough now.
They feel the light of their
and from it
offer a new way
out of the well of darkness.
The old habit,
the quest to help “change the world”,
The Light of Oneness
can now change the world
The inner opening is clear enough,
to take hold through,
take its rightful seat on
the throne of the body,
at long last,
The days of
the energy of not fully
of experiencing oneself and others
in a hostile world.
And so you must try to help!
But you are far from
to what every sparkling child feels in their unbounded
the painful split
the shallow, mechanics of doing
finally infused with
Doing bereft of being
Doing filled with being
cannot help but serve.
The new human is
And with each arrival
we inch closer to
a new world.
And at long last
All there is
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