The Cause of Love

In all the great literature (poetry, prose, plays, novels, fiction, nonfiction) of the world there are countless references to love.  There are few pieces of writing that celebrate logic. 

“Logic never attracts men to the point of carrying them away” - Alexis Carrell

Love excites passion, warms our heart and softens our walls.  Given the transformational nature of love, why do we base so many of our decisions on logic?  Maybe we fear that we will be disrespected if we don’t show how logical we are.  I want to be respected but I also want to be carried away, transformed, totally used up in the cause of love.


Steadfast Service

We cannot be what anyone else wants us to be.  We can only be who and what we are; unique spiritual beings in vulnerable bodies.  There are some days I cannot be all I want to be.  I can only do and be my best that day.

I commit to service for the greater good of all humanity.  Sometimes I serve with great integrity and commitment; I serve well.  Sometimes my greatest service will be to be still and quiet, knowing I cannot be all things to all people.  

Each day in reflection, I review my life.  When I fall short or make mistakes, I recommit.  I continue the journey as best I can with what I know at the moment.  I learn, I grow - nothing less.  I give my best each day.  I get tired.  I rest.  I love in every way I can.  I use my words, my actions, my character, my will.  Sometimes I feel used up.  I care even when my arms, legs and mind are tired.  I care even when I rest.  

I have great dreams. Some have come true.  

I continue.


I'll Meet You There

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field.  I'll meet you there.
- Rumi

Take some time to explore divine acceptance in place of our ego's need to be right or wrong.  Focus on the eternal - the unfolding of your spiritual growth.  Give thanks for your past challenges.  Value the learning and growth.  Look forward to your evolving self.

Spreading Light

There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.
- Edith Wharton

Sometimes in life, we get to be the candle, the source, the light.  We are inspired by some great ideal or purpose and we act, bringing our light into the world.  More often, we are the mirror that reflects the light.  We are part of a team - supporting a vision, playing an essential role, humbly making a contribution, being of service.

We are all connected to the light.