Right here. Right now.

Now. This moment. There are joys here. Sights, sounds, smells, textures – and sometimes taste, can be found in the now. Close your eyes and hear the birds singing. Feel how silky the dog’s ear is. Feel the breeze upon your face. Notice the variations of color in the trees, the hills, the sky. Savor the sweet and the salty delights that cross your palette. Smell the honeysuckle, the linen fresh of the clothesline. We are surrounded by beauty; the mark of love is everywhere.

Love is in this moment. Bask in it. There is just now and you are an expression of love and completely whole. You bless the world by just being. Slow down and be. Be still and know that God is love and so are you.

 

 

 

 

Forgiveness as a way of life

We are each other’s salvation. Forgiving a grievous wrong evinces a love so great that it cannot possibly fit into just one body. And it doesn’t. Those able to forgive are vessels of the LOVE available to all. They let that LOVE overflow, and with it peace and joy. And in so doing, they gain that peace and joy. It is a beautiful paradox.

Many things we forgive were never there in the first place. And others are wrongs committed by people enslaved by harmful beliefs.

We are not better than the forgiven one because of our knowing or because of our forgiving. We are not all on the same path. We all arrive at OUR truth in our own time. If someone has not found their truth yet, it is not because they are lesser. They are merely taking their time. Some things cannot be rushed.