This Week's Quotation:
Carry your heart through this world like a life-giving sun.
~ Hafiz, Persian Sufi Poet
Over the years, I’ve learned that becoming a sun involves more undoing than doing. It’s about disengaging from the conditioning to fear and separation. It’s about forgetting what we think we know and opening to what eternity would have us remember. In my experience, while it sounds simple enough, I haven’t found that to equate to easy.
Forgetting what we think we know and opening to what eternity would have us remember is an exquisite dance—the caveat is we must learn the steps and practice them consistently. For example, one delicate step is learning to discipline our mind to remain present and tuned into the unified field through which the voice of Love is transmitted. This has continued to be the step I've found it most difficult to master!
Another is to remember that there is great restorative dignity and holy empowerment in intending to bring a loving heart and a mind free of judgment to all we engage. Another is recognizing that the sun we are is free of grievances—it shines without expectations.
Our adventures here in time and space, as infinite beings having a human experience, are not meant to be about striving and surviving but about unfolding our divinity from the inside out. We are remembering we are immeasurably multifaceted and all that is needed for us to shine is given. Then, the Love we are can radiate through our humanity as we are lit up and shine like the life-enhancing sun we are.
Everything we’ve experienced has provided opportunities to remember the Truth of Love. Let us celebrate that and feel the joy of being alive—experiencing and experimenting—on this journey of becoming a sun.
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