There is a certain comfort in complacency. There’s also a risk and never moving forward, or even left or right. Today, identify one area of your life where you have become a little too comfortable, and challenge yourself to take even a small step out of that comfort zone.
Do you see the signs around you?
Do you catch the subtleties
of human form and language,
the gestures that, though invisible,
may signify the change that is to come?
Do you feel it in your bones,
like an ache that cannot be quenched
with all the fire in the universe,
yet softens with only love’s touch?
Do you run in quiet fields
with tall grass, listening to the whisper
as each blade glides against another
as your feet swish in the underbrush
stepping to the time of nature’s rhythm?
Do you laugh as if a child,
with the freedom and grace that is confidence
in endless tomorrows
and eternal play?
Do you gather all the signs,
hold them close to your body
in the place where love enters you,
shout forgiveness and gratitude
and fiery tears into the blackened sky,
counting every blessing, every gift,
every challenge that brought you to your knees,
raise hands to tomorrow,
whatever that may be,
whatever you may become?
Do you see the signs?
Life often seems too short, yet your essence is eternal. So do great things, or small things, forgive easily and find opportunities for heartfelt gratitude, and don’t forget that your spirit lives on in each action, each person you touch.
How do you help the world?
Love your neighbor
Love your enemy
Love the less fortunate
Love the fortunate
Love the dictators
Love the soldiers
Love the hateful
Love the animals
(all of them, even the very tiny)
Love the plants and trees and water
Did I mention to love yourself?
Love with the heart of the Creator
the spirit of the angels
the precision of the universe within your soul
How are you feeling in your body today? Do you allow yourself the time to stop and take notice? Do you breathe into the spaces that need your attention? Stop. Take notice. Breathe. Love and light to you, beautiful soul.