Maybe we've said everything we can in this forum. I agree with that. Life, nonetheless, goes on---suffering, joy, saddness goes on as long as humans exist. How to we live with all the feelings? As Anna has said, we can live with unconditional love each day no matter what we face. Easier said than done, but to recognize this through our frustration, upset, anger, and saddness brings some relief and hope for humankind on earth. Here is an entry that Anna made in May:
Perhaps the actual living of that truth, that you must try to help, both yourself and others out of their suffering, knowing full well that there is nothing you can do to change the situation, is actually a subtle expression of universal love. In other words, to do this knowing all of this, is love without attachment nor expectation - it is an expression of unconditional love, Perhaps, then, when one finds oneself with nothing to say, that one is at the point where true love begins to find its way into one's heart. Surely, the impetus to assist knowing there is nothing that can be done is a sacrificial act of a sort, and surely, is therefore an expression of unconditional love.
The heart break that occurs when one makes the effort, knowing there is nothing that can be done, nor indeed, needs to be done, or said --saying is just another expression of doing after all -- is, in my own experience, a bittersweet sadness that is felt directly within the heart. I might venture to identify that as the feeling of unconditional love. Nothing is gained, nothing is changed, nothing needs to be gained, nothing needs to be changed,and yet, one is moved to do all of that out of genuine feeling toward another's struggle, ignorance, suffering, or fear.
Sigh -----life becomes MORE heart felt, and thus more painful, the more you realize how impotent you truly are, and how much you yearn to share and help.
I can physically help some people who have lost homes, businesses, and family in New Orleans. But the real help and gift that these people, and people everywhere, need are our hope and unconditional love no matter where we live and breathe. Blessings, Bhakti