These days….Compassion towards Suffering

These days have been obsessed with looking online to see what the truth is about Puerto Rico. Most of my family is there and I have felt so hopeless. I am not much of an angry person, but found myself getting really angry. Sad and then frustrated. From Cisco Terruño passing, waiting for the necropsy and from Hurricane Maria I have just been obsessed.

I, like most Puerto Ricans, am sad to think that the place that has been so much of our life will never look the same. But neither will a whole bunch of other things. I have to keep telling myself that Mother Earth is resilient and growth is what she knows best. I honor her and all that she brings. I am grateful for the air above all.

I came across a posting where I was writing all in capital letters. I never do that and to be honest I felt a bit embarrassed bc it is out of my character. I don’t like that I behaved that way. The cowboy asked me, what about loving everybody and my response was that I was on a commercial break lol. So frustrated with politics and lies and ignorance above all.

How can I be better? I can I love or appreciate ignorance. The only thing is by loving myself enough to not be ignorant and to keep educating myself by immersing myself in life and all it’s people. The Yoga Sutras says “Compassion towards suffering” and so I must feel compassion for the suffering that the leader of our country must have in order to behave as he does. I must have compassion towards suffering even if he and others don’ t think they are suffering, bc at the end it really doesn’t matter and it is how I choose to perceive things and attach to them. At the end, love can only end suffering. Therefore I love.