More and more I am valuing stillness, being quiet; that is the immense gift caring has giving me, over many years.
I read the most beautiful passage the other day, by Jane Williams :
“Those who struggle to free the oppressed, feed the poor and heal the sick; those who sit beside a dying and frightened child and assure her that she is part of the loving human family of God; they are all singing with the rhythm with which the world was created. Whenever we draw another human being into our community, or refuse to allow groups of people to be treated as though they were hardly human and do not matter, we are demonstrating what we believe the world is for.”
Those words have stayed with me, I have been pondering their immense truth.
One of the struggles, I have found, as a carer is the pressure, from society, to be “someone”, to acquire celebrity status, fame, wealth; the carer path, in so many ways , seemingly, is the exact opposite of that !
Yet as Jane Williams so beautifully describes, I am blessed . The “rhythm with which the world was created“, I can tell you , is a song of freedom, real wealth and joy.