According to the dictionary, tether |ˈteT͟Hər|
- noun: a rope or chain with which an animal is tied to restrict its movement.
- verb [ with obj. ]: tie (an animal) with a rope or chain so as to restrict its movement: the horse had been tethered to a post.
"Tethered in love" is my new favorite phrase. This past week was the fourth anniversary of my father's passing and I still feel connected to him. I can imagine having a conversation as if he was sitting right next to me. Somehow, there is an invisible chain linking us forever and it is real.
Yesterday, I led our meditation group and simply through our words and silence, I felt connected. Again, this "tethered in love" is invisible and yet somehow I feel stronger, better, more whole after we learn together.
Look at your life and think of the beautiful tethers in your life. Even if sometimes they feel heavy or difficult, be thankful for the love and joy these connections also bring to your life.