Sunday, July 26, 2015

An unwavering faith in love's perfection

There are times when you believe that there really is something more than love that matters. As you wake, the familiar longing in your heart, the rawness of it all, of being a human being. You look up into the sky and wonder… you’re just not sure…

And then it hits you. You fall to the ground. You can barely breathe. The veil is parted. You are alive. This is a very, very rare birth. And something not to take for granted. For even one more moment. Despite the struggles, the pain, the confusion, and the raging feelings of aloneness, things are not what they seem here in a star of love. For you never know if there is another mandala in which love is alive…

One day you will no longer be able to touch or share a moment with those that you love. When you turn to them, they will be gone.

One day will be your last to witness the immensity of a sunrise, to feel the lunar blessing of the moon, and to feel what it is like to have a human heart. It will be your last chance to feel the presence of a tree, to comfort a friend who is sad, or to weep as the light yields to the night sky. Your last chance to have a thought, feel an emotion, fall in love, smell a flower, taste sweetness, and know heartbreak, joy, and peace – to behold the implications of what it really means to be here.

What if today is that last day? Or tomorrow? Or later this week? Knowing death will come to complete the organic cycle of the beloved in the world of time and space, how will you respond to the breath that is moving within you right now, to your connection with all things, and to the preciousness of the one standing in front of you? What would it be like to fully allow in the reality that today may be your last? Will you open your heart to the gift of life before it is too late?

As you are passing from this world, it is unlikely you will spend too much time dwelling on whether or not you met all your goals or perfected yourself, whether or not you succeeded in all your endeavors, made it BIG, played it safe, found your ‘soul mate,’ figured it all out, found and re-found your 'life's purpose,' were able to have others 'see you as you are,' or 'completed' your unending conventional or spiritual to-do lists. In this moment, perhaps only one question may remain: "How well did I love in this life?"

Perhaps your 'life's purpose' is to fully live, to touch each here and now moment with your presence and with the gift of your one, wild heart. Please don't forget how rare and precious it is here. And please don't forget what it is that really matters to you.

As you gaze back up at that same summer sky, something seems just a bit different now. You behold Venus, the moon, the stars, the birds – even the color blue is enough to take you to the ground, revealing a portal into unimaginable grace. There is no tomorrow. There is no ‘next moment.’ You are here… ground to dust in the immensity of it all… with nothing left other than an unwavering faith in love’s perfection.