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InnerNet Weekly: Inspirations from ServiceSpace.org
Send Love — It Matters
by Carrie Newcomer

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2546.jpgSomewhere someone needs help.
Send love.
It matters.

If you can’t get there yourself,
Then take a deep breath.
Breathe in the weight of their troubles,
Breathe out and send all those burdens
into the Light
Where sorrows can be held
With the most tender and infinite grace.

Breathe in what you can do.
Breathe out what you can’t change.
Spool out a thread of connection.
Send courage and calm.
For the nights can be long
And filled with shadows
And sometimes terrible
Unexpected waters will rise.

Somewhere someone needs help.
Send love.
It matters.

About the Author: Carrie Newcomer is a musician, poet and educator.

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What does ‘send love’ mean to you? Can you share a personal story of a time you chose to breathe in someone else’s troubles? What helps you remember to breathe in what you can do, and breathe out what you can’t change?
Jagdish P Dave wrote: “Somewhere someone needs help. Send love. It matters.” writes Carrie Newcomer. Yes. We all sometimes need love to sustain life. When someone needs my loving and supportive hand I feel compassion fo…
David Doane wrote: Sending love to someone needing help means to me to abide in awareness of our oneness and be compassionate and suffer their distress together with them. I have breathed in the pain of the Ukrainian …
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