A wonderful video of a scared mother dog being reunited with her puppies. She goes from being afraid to come out of a corner to joyfully “thanking” the one who gave her what she treasured, needed most.
Fear is a powerful emotion. It keeps us stuck, hiding, not able to trust and find peace. There are many around us who are afraid. They are trapped in a cycle of fear and shame. They long to feel something other than a pit in their stomachs, sweaty palms, headaches and an inability to move forward away from their place of torment to one of acceptance and contentment. In spite of their desire, however, they do not have the strength, courage or wisdom to do so.
This is where we come in. We dare not leave a fellow sojourner abandoned and lost. Instead we reach out to them with kindness, offering gestures of love and grace. Through our selflessness we help them begin to feel safe enough to move forward again for they do not journey alone.