So much . . . news demanding to be heard and acknowledged! So little . . . time to process and reflect on what we might think about the latest crush of either inane or impossibly crucial information roaring out into cyberspace, touching us all. Infection looms. For me, that means time to turn off the devices and turn on the meditation.
I found a quiet, comfortable spot, closed my eyes and randomly opened a book – Dyer’s The Power of Intention - believing I would find something important for me to think about, to thoughtfully reflect on its importance in my life. And here’s what I found.
Dyer’s words began: “The more you give of yourself, no matter how little, the more you open the door for life to pour in.”
These are words worth my time; they have real and lasting meaning for me as one who wants to promote and sustain a life of love and generosity. This is an idea to keep me grounded, well beyond the uncomfortable surprises of yesterday’s headlines, the unrestrained news blasts of today, or the upcoming YOU’VE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME moments of tomorrow.
He also quotes my favorite 13th century poet (well, actually, the only 13th century poet I know), Rumi.
You were born with potential.
You were born with goodness and trust.
You were born with ideals and dreams.
You were born with greatness.
You were born with wings.
You are not meant for crawling, so don’t.
You have wings.
Learn to use them, and fly.
Now these are words of assurance, responsibility and possibility, well worth remembering: words to embroider on pillows, paint on tapestries, chisel into the sides of buildings, word process on pages to affix over any digital device that carries today’s latest rants. These are age-old ideas reminding us of our own power; asking us to use our individual potential, our dreams, our goodness and ideals to co-create and recreate the love, tolerance, respect and charity this beautiful world deserves.
A dear friend responded to one of my last blogs about writing a message in a bottle by saying, “You are loved deeply; pass it on.” And there you have it; thoughts from and for meditation. Pass them on.
I wish you the grace of light and peace throughout the chaos of today.