Fear is a fine thing and carries important messages. But as a way of life? No thank you.
Love is living the answer to the question, “Who am I being so that the eyes of all those around me are not shining?”
I sit with the longing of my heart, holding despair in my hands, ready to throw it into the air and wave the white flag of surrender. Come, take me. I’ve thoroughly given up my plan, my invasion, my attack upon you and your land. I succumb to your plan, for I want things that cannot be found on this globe, I desire something that belongs to God alone. I long and crave for a Union with the Divine that I cannot even bring to mind without my cheeks blushing for the shame of such an intimacy. And then it dawned on me, I thought, “Is this my desire for God or is this God’s desire for me?”
Happiness is hidden in the very things we run from. Power is hidden in humility. Love is in the other side of safety. An eternal game of hide and seek.
Learning to want to love is healing. Living in love is heaven. We all know that love is how to live, but we find it very distasteful. Awakening is the slow realization and learning to tolerate the love and grace of God that both burns and draws you.
We have been trained to be dissatisfied. For as long as we believe that life is dissatisfying, so long we put off our deepest satisfactions!
Why do we sabotage our own happiness in this way? Because we fear the fullness of life. It’s unknown, and scary! That’s all part of the fun.
This moment is all you have. This moment is your whole world. It can no longer be changed, it’s an inevitable gift of eternity. Accept it and everyone in it, after all, it’s all you’ve got.
One of the smallest mites in the world measure only 0.0002mm across.
But the largest animal on earth does not walk on land, it does not swim in the ocean, it does not soar through the air. The largest animal in the world is the world itself.
Learn to measure others by how much love is left inside them. This tells you of their true strength.
Accepting the moment means to let go of “the need to go”, to let go of the “production”, and “progress”, and do something, (better yet, do nothing) for its own sake.
Today I sat in my car at the stop sign that exits my neighborhood. Give five minutes to watching the tragic go by without a thought or worry. Feel the the drive to drive, but don’t do anything about it. Feel the worry that someone is behind you waiting, but do nothing about it. Breath, and watch, breath and watch. This is where inspiration lives.