WORDS LIKE LIGHT
Saturday, July 23, 2022
Today, like every day, I can count on the unconditional support of the present moment. Whatever I need will be all set for me, here and now, ready to provide me with unlimited wisdom and power. I will have unrestricted access to treasures like kindness, gentleness, acceptance, and patience, and everything I see – trees tossing in summer winds, my wife’s sweet smile, a cup of coffee standing ready beside my hand – will be wholehearted in its ability to literally transform my life. Each moment will be unquestioning in its ability to make life perfect for me, right there and then. I don’t mean that there won’t be challenges today, the fears and disappointments that do their crazy dance all over the earth, but I know that life will be unequivocally able to show me how to accept whatever happens with a respectful bow. I may experience sadness today, but I know I can do it with a gentle willingness. And it’s not little ‘me’ that’s able to be agreeable and easygoing today; it’s life itself. I just have to be open to the all-out, unconditional love that life has ready for me each moment.
FRIENDS IN HIGH PLACES about Sharon Z., 82, Blessings, CT (a poem based on an old saying She knows she has friends in high places, like the power lines above her street, where sparrows sometimes smile at her, though no one believes her when she tells them. The clouds are her friends, too. She sees them sailing and sometimes waving to her, because they’re soft like her, and they understand. The sunlight that’s always unfolding in the sky is her friend, and also the limber tree limbs high up that help her remember to be loose with life, to freely allow it to lead her with its wholeheartedness. Perhaps the friend she’s proudest of is the sky itself, since its vastness and openness reminds her of herself.