Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Love as the blueprint that brought this sacred human experience into being...


In one precious moment of not-knowing, when everything we thought we knew about this life, about the other, about intimacy, about “awakening,” is allowed to fall away, grace pours down through the cells of our body and washes away every barrier that there could ever be to the unimpeded flow of love in this world. Our bodies, our minds, our hearts, our senses, our organs, tossed and turned like a pineapple upside down cake, slathered with grace-frosting, revealing the tender sweetness of an unknown, undefended, and unprotected life. 

Somehow we finally see that risking everything for even one instant of love is part of the blueprint that brought this sacred human experience into being. It is finally so clear: Grace is not something that comes to us, something that we pray for or seek, but is the very substance of each and every cell of the heart beating in the center of our chest. Let us see and behold the miracle of this life as we breathe out of the heart, see out through the heart, touch another through the heart, speak sweet and kind words to another through the heart, and listen through the heart to the rainfall of grace as it keeps the sun, moon, planets, stars, and galaxies from falling out of the sky.