First, we honor all of this living proof of our humanity. And I mean we truly and deeply honor it all with such care, compassion, acceptance and understanding. We fully acknowledge the weight of being human in this life, a turbulent mix of joy and challenge. For if, and only if, we know the plight of our own humanity, we can acknowledge, accept and honor the humanity of the 7 billion angels we walk the earth among.
And then, we surrender!
We surrender to levity, we surrender to grace. We surrender to the infinite, we surrender to the presence of unshakable joy. We surrender to the light of something sacred within the right, the wrong, the good, the bad, and the not enough. We surrender to divinity, in whatever form the infinite speaks to us (be that the grace of God, the power of the Universe, the miracle of Science, the awe of Mother Nature, or the mystery of the Great Unknown). We surrender to the spark of infinite potential that always accompanies us on our journey, no matter where we may find ourselves standing in time and space. We surrender to that same spark of infinite potential that lives within each person we meet, no matter where they may be on the course of their journey. We surrender to the the sacred qualities that lie within each experience, each universal assignment being given to us. We surrender to levity, we surrender to love.
So as much as we let the earth have and hold us, we must also allow divinity to rise up and carry us.
Exhale, honor the gravity of being human, inhale surrender to the levity of the infinite. For in those moments you consciously stretch yourself between the two, know that you have the great potential to bring a little heaven to this earth.
This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
As an unexpected visitor.
Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they're a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.
The dark thought, the shame, the malice,
meet them at the door laughing,
and invite them in.
Be grateful for whoever comes,
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.