WORDS LIKE LIGHT
Tuesday, July 26, 2022
An old hymn says “They who seek the throne of grace / find that throne in every place.” This reminds me of something I have always enjoyed meditating upon – the idea of personal, universal royalty. Today, I want to live like a king, because I am a king, and for a very simple reason: I am at the center of all power – and, by the way, so is everyone else. In each present moment, all the power of the universe is present, and it’s present in thought. Try as I may, I can find no other power in this moment – or any moment – than thought. Thought is everything, does everything, changes everything, and what is called ‘me’ and ‘we’ are at the precise center of thought. So … we are all kings and queens, and today, I hope I can act in a royal manner. I hope I can be confident, calm, and strong, because all power is on the side of royalty. This can be a beautifully imperial day – a day of queens and kings.
GUIDED WITH GLORY (Harrison P., 61, Blessings, CT) He's often guided with glory, as if he's a king who's cared for by servants. Some days, seeing leaves loosening in a breeze brings him inspiration about what to do next and how to do it. Some days, the sky suddenly darkening guides him to hold the light of his life up higher. He can't help being guided, because goodness always gathers near him to show him how to go. You feel victorious when you have that kind of guidance, the leadership of leaves and darkness, and of course the flow of kindness, the river that cares and steers.