I was lying in bed one day, thinking about my death, wondering if I’d be conscious enough to talk to my children, what I’d want to leave to them; famous last words, as it were. The key word is trust. Trust everything that happens in life, even those experiences that cause pain will serve to better you in the end. It’s easy to lose the inner vision, the greater truths, in the face of tragedy. There really is no such thing as suffering simply for the sake of suffering. Along with developing a basic trust in the rhyme and reason of life itself, I advise you to trust your intuition. It is a far better guide in the long run than your intellect. Next on my list is to learn what love is. It is complete and utter surrender. That’s a big word, surrender. It doesn’t mean letting people walk all over you, take advantage of you. It’s when we surrender control, let go of our egos, that all the love in the world is there waiting for us. Love is not a game, it’s a state of being. ~Henry Miller
in the midst of so much turmoil, we sift through our own layers first, and ask, how have we been blind? how can we step into discomfort in a mindful way?
inquiry for today~ who are you without your tight values? can you step in to your day with conversation that deepens connection rather than your own comfort?
Your life will have a kind of perfection, although you will not be a saint. The perfection will consist in this; you will be very weak and you will make many mistakes; you will be awkward, for you will be poor in spirit and hunger and thirst for justice. You will not be perfect, but you will love. This is the gate and the way. There is nothing greater than love. There is nothing more true than love, nothing more real. So let us hand our lives over to love and seal the bond of love. ~Eberhold Arnold