WORDS LIKE LIGHT
Saturday, January 1, 2022
At this brand-new beginning of a new year, it’s wonderful to remember that, actually, every single moment is a brand-new beginning. Each moment – like this one right here and now – makes a whole new world. There is never anything old anywhere, because even the thought that something is old is a fresh, mint condition thought never experienced before in the history of the universe. Yes, this day is the dawn of a new year, but every moment of this day will also be a new dawn, as pristine and mysterious as a morning’s new light. I have no choice in the matter: I am always at the starting point of a newly revealed reality. At my desk now, my 80-year-old hands shine before me like new-fashioned miracles, and the sound of the old furnace in the basement is a state-of-the-art sound. Even the thought that just arrived from somewhere is magnificent in its newness, as will be all of the countless thoughts due to be born on this new-born day of this new-born year. Right now, and always, my life – and everything – is just beginning, just unwrapping and opening its gift, and I, and all of us, can relax and witness the marvelous birth, all day and all year!
A NEW WORLD He thought he was a separate thing, apart, inside a universe of other separate things surrounding him and causing him to start a fight at every turn with all the "kings" that tried to rule him, kings like doubt and lack and illness. Then one day he saw a light that shined so clear and bright he turned his back on his belief in separateness. The sight of something new came into view, a world where nothing was alone and frail, but all was part of one eternal flow that curled around and through and over like a shawl of well-made oneness. He could now see how mistaken he had been! He saw a world that clearly showed him how an endless oneness was the only king and law! Now, he lives in peace and feels oneness sing of safety like a loving, calming king.