Even when I'm knee deep in muck and grind, I can catch a glimpse of something truly magnificent, and that glimpse pulls me up slightly so the muck and the grind that feels so depleting has less of a hold on me than it did.
Love is not merely "romantic" ... And it is not kept for only relationships with others. Love is a dynamic field of potential where ANYTHING is possible.
So, in my tiny moment of awareness, I said: "I am feeling this right now. It's not my favorite. In fact, I don't like it. But it's here. And I will feel it."
It is exhausting, frustrating, exasperating, chaotic humdrum. But somewhere in the humdrum is a little spark of magic or a little whisp of loveliness. And you see it occasionally hiding within and beneath and beyond. And when you look directly at it, it shimmers and shines and whispers, "And this is love."
So, this day, I offer you this simple Advent to read, to ponder, and maybe to make you curious about your own traditions, life, experiences, and beliefs.
Peace is ALWAYS available. It never changes or alters, it is the foundational essence of what we are. We only need to embrace its presence within, to ALLOW it to flourish.
How do you connect to the harmony of your being? By simply BEING who you are, and by opening your heart ...
When I have a moment of frustration, I had one this morning actually, I pause, take a deep breath, and ask myself, "what would love do here?" And then I wait for love to show me the way.
Today was an opportunity. And the tears were there to remind that I'm human and life is about feeling and BEING human. There is unity and harmony in owning that. I am HERE to experience human being-ness.
That is what I CAN do. That is what will be most helpful. That is what can and will change the world. I cannot change every person. In fact, it has been my experience that people don't want to be told what to do and they don't like to be judged. Because I see that, I know the only thing I can do is be that which I desire for the world. I can BE the change ... I can BE the love, I can BE the compassionate person I think would create healing and peace.
And so I continue to write and post positive affirmations and cliché quotes that are meant to inspire and I smile when people think it's over the top and I think "maybe it is, but I would rather offer this to the world than anything else." So I live my "positive" "cliché" "love is the answer" life and I love it, and I hope to inspire others to try it and see what it has to offer.
What a gift to learn something like this in a moment of frustration. It opened my eyes and my heart and opened his heart as well. When we were soft and open we were BOTH teachable and connected and it felt amazing.