Every living creature has an endless well of love in their heart

but we get distracted by worldly pursuits, emotions and habits

 

Once we have that flash of insight

we know we must use all our might

to live as ethically as possible

to take responsibility for all our words thoughts and deeds

to listen and help others with their authentic needs

 

but there is no saviour complex

or overwhelming duress

each must do their own work

 

We cannot pre-empt or rescue

only offer guidance if asked

for each is responsible for their own task

 

the immense misery and blindness

is so readily perceived

so deep inner work is needed

 

loving kindness, care and concern

ignites that unconditional love at our heart

but daft doormats we ain’t

 

as we become more compassionate

we know boundaries are crucial

for the childish lack discipline

 

alone time vital for introspection

treat others with due respect

but not buy into their dramas

 

for until we connect with this limitless well

and know every intimate aspect of ourselves

our capacity is not only blind but also confined

 

by so many gross and subtle obscurations

keep peeling those innumerable layers off

stay focused on that inner development!

24.11.2018