When you meet anyone, remember it is a holy encounter.
As you see him you will see yourself.
As you treat him you will treat yourself.
As you think of him you will think of yourself.
Never forget this, for in him you will find yourself
or lose yourself.
–A Course In Miracles
As I learn and grow I marvel at just how connected we are to each other. It really is amazing and awe-inspiring to try to grasp just what truly connects us and to what extent we are connected.
This week I have been feeling so very grateful for that fact and at the same time a bit sad from the longing it creates in my soul. As you realize this truth and try to go about your business in this world it can sometimes feel difficult to function in environments that just don’t seem to understand what we’re looking at when we see each other and what is happening when we judge or compete with each other. It can feel so brutal to see the many ways we create the illusion of separation.
I no longer feel sadness for me when I know someone doesn’t want to hear good news or share in my joy, I feel sad for them and I long to reach them and show them the beauty of celebrating each other. I want to help people connect to the world around them and everything in it in a more meaningful way. I think this desire came naturally from wanting to connect to it more myself. You figure out that you cannot walk that path alone…we must go together. How we choose to see, think of, feel about and treat each other is how we choose to live and how we choose to be with ourselves.
I know the answer is always love and I must give to the world that which I feel it is lacking. I want to celebrate everyone and truly care about their joy and well-being. I know deeply that I share in any success or joy anyone may experience. I will choose to see the good that is in all of us and to be the space for others that allows them to feel it and see it in themselves too. I will choose not to recognize what judging or competing looks like, I will simply be the space that welcomes joy and love and comforts others. I will see the connection we have even when others can’t see it…maybe my seeing it will help them see it too.
“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.”
–Henry David Thoreau
Having this space to connect with followers, visitors and fellow bloggers comforts me so much and helps with the longing of my soul to feel the connection we all share. For that, I thank each and every one of you so very much! I am truly grateful!
Wishing us all the wisdom, kindness and courage to celebrate the joy and success of others today and always! I pray I may live what I know today! Sending you love!