if i told you…

March 13, 2013

maat free hands quote

If I told you all the things that have happened in the last 2 weeks, you would shake your head, smile, have a furrowed brow, be angry, be proud, be sad, hold hope, ¬†and then maybe you would sigh. …because these are all the things that life is made up of.

To be honest, this is usually how my life goes, it isn’t really so peaceful in the way I sometimes wish it would be and yet a peace still resides at the bottom- in between the laughing, cursing and crying, of course.

…because our humanity brings us together…even the crappy parts of us and hopefully the tender parts where we need each other to live and be okay…the moments we lean in and the places we stand up tall because someone else shared their power and support.

Today there isn’t really a huge triumph or epiphany, it’s more of a survival or gut through sort of day…and on those days I read this quote from my friend Maat– even if it doesn’t stick, it’s the truth and the law I want to live.

It is our responsibility to deal gently with one another.

Goodness is the rule.

Kindness is the standard.

Humility and love are the guiding principles for every interaction.

I want to live by this law.

-Maat Free

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