February 22, 2016
“…Once a heart is shattered, it can never be the same. One thing though, it can become better than it was before – it can become whole.” Felecia R. Weber
On wholeness – The feeling of completion, to have accomplished whatever it is you’ve set out to do can be a most elating feeling. What’s more is when you focus more on embarking on the journey rather than reaching your destination, what a marvelous adventure you have to enjoy. Indeed, I believe wholeness, being full, lacking nothing, having all the parts…is a sort of a passage, a path which draws us from our emptiness to becoming complete.
I remember a few years ago, planning my twenty-fifth wedding anniversary trip to Italy for my late husband and me. I’d never booked my own airline tickets prior to that, let alone plan an entire trip abroad. Although the planning was painstaking at times, for I didn’t want any detail to be overlooked, our time away was flawlessly exquisite…we could not have asked for anything better, and we’d not want anything to have been different. Now, my memories of our final trip together are more precious to me as the time between then and now grows. They somehow become real when I need them to be…and I experience a sense of the wholeness we shared instead of the hollowness that I was left with when he passed.
That example only touches the surface of what wholeness truly is…but for me, it describes the principle of how one can travel from emptiness to wholeness…and how we go through that process determines the degree of completeness we attain. For, once a heart is shattered, it can never be the same. One thing though, it can become better than it was before – it can become whole.
“Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.” Psalm 37:4
Peace and love,