Monday, September 27, 2021


            I have spent far too much time worrying about amounts. Do I have a large enough amount of money? How much patience do I have? Will it be enough? What will be the amount of happiness in my life today? What’s the current quantity of positive forces in my life? How much? How many? How much? How many? On and on and on and on. It will be fun today to fully understand, and hold in thought, that all the important things in life are without boundaries – infinite – and therefore immeasurable and uncountable. I don’t need to worry about how much wealth or happiness or patience I will have, because all of those are already limitless in my life. I am literally overflowing – at all times and beyond measuring – with gifts like goodness and satisfaction. There is no way to calculate the amount of peacefulness that is always present with me, ready to offer its services. While observing the Grand Canyon from its rim, would we worry about ‘how much’ beauty is present? Why lose sleep over amounts, when boundlessness is always everywhere? 

(Bernice D., 61, Blessings, CT)

At 6:17 on October 10, 
she tried to find something in her life 
that was not filled up full, 
but she failed in the task. 
She saw that her wine glass was full,
and that the room was filled up with light, 
and then, in a flash, she found the truth
that that particular moment,
was as full as it could possibly be. 
She saw that 
if she tried to add something to that moment, 
it would instantly be the next moment, 
and would also be positively brimful.  
Plus, she saw that 
great crowds of kind and courageous thoughts
filled up her inner life, 
though she usually didn’t know it
because she had always believed 
she was small inside 
and could only hold 
a small amount of things like love and daring,
but on this stuffed and bursting evening
she saw that all of life was awash with possibilities,
chockablock with beautiful chances, 
and so she decided to take them all,
and to appreciate 
this constant and blissful congestion,
and therefore 
laugh a lot more.  

Yesterday, we took a beautiful early walk along the shore in Noank (CT), and came upon these stunning scenes:

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