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For What Do I Long?

I long for a way to detach without creating fear of loss in myself or others.
This seems to be the challenge for many friends, fathers, and mothers.
There comes a point in our intense involvement in another’s life
When we must distance ourselves from involvement in their strife.

We want to show compassion, but this must be done responsibly;
We cripple each other when we refuse to set each other free.
The dance of detachment is not a turning away from caring
It is a vote of confidence in the path and plan we’ve been sharing.

To insist on continually holding hands can be a limitation;
With the use of only one hand, we can’t applaud in celebration.
There is always a risk of loss when we take a step back;
I longed for the confidence in shared spirit that I often lacked.

It’s been a long time longing for a way to deal with detachment;
I believe this is the path to peace on earth for which we are all sent.
Continued life of loved ones’ spirits is that to which I attest;
This is the way that I choose to deal with life and death.

It is not only in our children that we are being fruitful and multiplying our spirits; it is in every person and part of creation that we touch with our lives that we leave a part of ourselves.

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Aminah's picture

nice :)

"We cripple each other when we refuse to set each other free.
The dance of detachment is not a turning away from caring
It is a vote of confidence in the path and plan we’ve been sharing."

The trick to hold on to relationships is in fact in the dance of detachment.
Holding on to each other can be suffocating at times.
And I believe a true bond is a bond that flows without effort.
If we can nurture that, the loss of someone to the hereafter also will be easier, I believe.
It's the spirit that we need to connect with.

You have expressed these thoughts quite nicely Y.

Salaam
Aminah

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