An Individual Moment
Yesterday was a Country Gospel kind of day. Maybe I needed a closer walk with Jesus? Now, after a morning filled with Simon and Garfunkel, I’ve turned to my Ed Sheeran playlist. Tonight will be some jazz and maybe a glass of wine. Tomorrow will be something different. Maybe praise music, Meghan Trainor, or uplifting chants? Maybe my “Turn It Up Loud and Sing” playlist? Top 40, or Oldies? Will it be Peruvian flute, dance music, classical, Indigenous Rhythms, or Tom Kenyon’s songs of Magdalen?
Depends on my mood. It likely may be silence.
Life is like that. Music, art, food, cultures, traditions, wisdom… there’s so much rich beauty to be discovered when we move out of our homogenized silos and venture out to explore the vast world of our magnificent inter-being. Janet Autherine wrote, “If we all counted our blessings and then shared them with our neighbors, near and far, all our lives would be richer.” Let us move into the richness with joy and celebration. Let us wander out beyond our safe boundaries and beliefs to gather in the space between us. Let us risk and become vulnerable enough to really get it. And dare we not just “share” with one another, but really commune in the fullness of our differences.
Can we sit in our moments of anxious-discomfort long enough to really hear the answer to “what really matters?” Can we temper the impulse to judge or criticize with enough tenacity to clearly understand? Can we hold the form of unity with enough resilience to see the beauty in our neighbor’s prayer or a stranger’s God? Can we remove the illusory walls that separate and open the gates of enlightened truth with the strength to receive the universal blessings? I want to believe so. I’m all in – knowing it isn’t always easy, but imperative and clearly, perceptively ordained.
This is our time. Let us come together and sample the varied spices of life. Let us hear the beautiful symphonic notes, tones and rhythms. Let us see the full spectrum of colors, shapes, patterns and textures. Let us smell the fragrance of the full bouquet as we admire each individual bloom. And may we get lost in the oneness of it all, all the while knowing exactly where we are. May we wake to life and play together in the flow of infinity expressing itself as us. May we surrender to our inter-being and get drunk with possibility and potential. And in the end, we’ll remember that we are the rich blessing of all that is, simply having an individual moment.
Yesterday was a Country Gospel kind of day…
A World of Love,
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