Well done is better than well said. —Benjamin Franklin
This quote sums up why I have been rather quiet lately. I’ve been working on the ‘well done’ part and a bit shy about the simple ‘well said’ stuff that comes much easier to me. I am never ever shy, so my continued unwillingness to share my writing lately has come as a big surprise to me. I have been listening to my heart and just waiting until I felt more ready to share and push through my weird plateau I have been living in lately. It is a comfort to me to know that my soul always returns me to trying to live what I know and push through whatever slows me down or derails me. Thank God there is always a new moment to inhabit.
The desire for spiritual growth and the pull to walk the path towards self-realization and self-actualization feels like a tough way to go at times. I read somewhere recently that a great spiritual master asked his audience to raise their hands if they were just beginning the spiritual path. When they did, he told them to go home and not start. He said it was too hard and they were better off not starting at all. He added that if they did start, they must finish. This is not the most upbeat and inspirational look at things, but I knew what he meant. Just admitting that makes me feel better. I am not sure why, but it does.
Sometimes I feel that I have read too much and learned too much to ever know how to live it all. Thus, the musings here to sort out what is most meaningful to me and share it in a way that I pray may be helpful to others as well. Letting too many concepts and intentions run around in the head doesn’t bring peace and wisdom, only the moment can do that. If only I had just read a few simple lines about the living in the moment and committed myself fully to that, maybe I would be farther down the path. But I didn’t. I kept searching and adding different ways of saying things to my head. Luckily, the moment is mixed in to all the great teachings. Just come back fully to the moment where all is well that comes from within…
At this very moment as this writing comes through, gratitude is growing in my heart that knows that every book, every message, every experience, every different translation of the same essential truth was meant to be shared with me. The Universe is always showing me the things I seek and the things It wants me to know. I don’t have to wish it were ever any different, I can sort it all out. I have always been happiest when communicating at the deepest level, so perhaps that is what I have been doing with Life. After all, the best conversations have several points of view and ample rough patches to maneuver. In my experience, tremendous joy ensues when mutual understanding prevails. Perhaps I can shift to peace and the overwhelmed feeling can dissipate. I believe I can. I believe I will. I believe I Am.
With all my stumbling, soaring, falling down, dusting myself off and trying again, here is the clearest message I can feel around me now:
My purpose here is to spread love.
I pray to have loving thoughts about all I see. I wish to let go of judgements and love all that I encounter. We are all doing our best and Love can only bring out a better best in us all. Through giving and receiving Love we can take steps down that path towards who and what we really are. Love feels good, it brings good. Actually, there really isn’t even a good or bad, Love is what there truly is underneath all the masks fear creates. Love shows us what there really is and frees us from all the false labeling and separating that we habitually do. I pray to let my life become a love letter. Let my actions become pure like the pen in my hand pouring out my soul on my favorite stationery. It is so easy to write a love letter. I pray to fall deeply into the ease of living one. Pray for me too please. I will pray for you.
Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier. ~Mother Teresa
It is astonishing how little one feels alone when one loves. ~John Bulwer
Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place. ~Zora Neale Hurston
Wishing us all loving thoughts, loving actions and a kindness towards ourselves and others that can only come from our deepest Love that we are meant share.