When you count your blessings, don’t omit the little ones. Counting your blessings will help you more than most anything else you could possibly do.
In counting the blessings we come to realize that, as the Buddhists have taught us, all of life is impermanent – even our very life itself. Where we may have meandered down this fork and that, “there is no path that goes all the way”.
The Poet David Whyte observes that we all come to that place:
“…where the bridge is down
and there’s no place to cross.
You are not just trying to pray
to a God you imagined would keep you safe.
No, you’ve come to the place
where nothing you’ve done will impress
and nothing you can promise will avert
the silent confrontation,
The place where
your body already seems to know
having kept to the last
its own secret reconnaissance.
So this week, contemplate the idea of the Father, Mother, God and the path of impermanence.
Embrace each moment of our lives as our last one, bringing to it all the love we can muster.
Free of story – living squaring in the Right Now.
Let us bring the eternal Father and the eternal Mother to every being we meet through out this day and throughout the week, and then lets check in with each other and compare notes!
See you next Sunday!
For more talks by Rev. Mike McMorrow, visit the Center for Spiritual Living in Granada Hills for a Sunday morning or Wednesday night service. For more information, see details on our website or call the Center at 1-818-363-8136.
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