“If I can see pain in your eyes then share with me your tears.
If I can see joy in your eyes then share with me your smile.”
At times of great sorrow, terrible tragedy and immeasurable grief, we often feel powerless. We want to heal the hurt, relieve the suffering, even return to a time when we were unaware that such pain existed. We may try to tell ourselves that without the depths of sorrow we cannot achieve the heights of joy, yet those words are seldom a comfort.
As the world reels from yet more unspeakable acts of depravity and cruelty and our emotions run from horror to anger to sorrow; and we may scream or cry or lapse into silence; let us not allow our humanity to be taken from us. Look into the eyes of the mourners and share the pain. Look into the eyes of your loved ones and share your love. Look into the eyes of those around you, and help each other bring back joy.
I share here a video I share often in my laughter wellness sessions. To me, it epitomizes the joy that can be obtained when we set aside our differences, experience something in common, and reach out to find joy.
The Dancing Video