And still, after all this time, the sun has never said to the earth,
“You owe me.”
Look what happens with a love like that.
It lights up the sky.
~ Rumi ~
The voice of Rumi filled my dreams last night… it’s wonderful to experience the love which still emanates from this amazing teacher of the 13th century. Just the thought of giving without attachment fills me with quiet expectation and the knowledge that it’s possible for each of us to discover within ourselves.
Nature is a wonderful teacher. All around me I see the dance of transformation as each aspect plays its role to perfection. Love lingers in each blade of grass, in each falling leaf, through the eyes of deer and the calling of crows, and is offered to us again and again in infinite form.
There are times when it seems the world only offers us the opposite. We struggle with feelings of separation, desire or disappointment and linger in the stories created within the mind… and yet, we can choose differently. The joy of conscious awareness is that it brings about limitless opportunities to reflect and be love.
Seek joy first within yourself. It must come from within in order to be authentic, unceasing and when it does, you’ll discover that it shines through you without any fear. The stories that seem the most true, the loudest and most insistent are the one that are the most suspect. The moments when we feel trapped are an illusion and the truth waits in the silence of the heart.
Celebrate your growth and allow it to expand throughout your experience. Recognize the aspects which bring pain as our teachers and know that there will come a time when they will be equally celebrated… for they have brought us here now and we are together.
Today my intention is to love what is.