Life's Challenges

Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you; they're supposed to help you discover who you are. ~ Bernice Johnson Reagon, Singer/Composer

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Open Your Life Today

Something opens our wings.
Something makes boredom and hurt disappear.
Someone fills the cup in front of us.
We taste only sacredness.
~ Rumi, Persian Poet

What is that “something” that can do these things?
Making a difficult decision about your job, a relationship, a financial matter, your health, or some other personal issue.  That can do it. 

Being aware of small wonders—how easily children forgive, the rewarding companionship of a dog or cat, winter’s barren beauty, the amazing healing in laughter, the nurturing forces in a an affectionate touch. These can too.

Who is the “someone” the poet writes about?  A lover.  A parent.  A child.  A best friend.  A spiritual presence.  A musician.  An actor.  An author. A teacher.  A mentor. 

Open your life today to all the good influences around you.  Something, someone, waits to kiss you with grace, to embrace you in the glory that empowers and transforms.

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