Saturday, August 31, 2013

It appears to be another ordinary Saturday, but things are rarely as they seem...

Another Saturday has come. You look up into the morning sky and know that there is a miracle happening here, but it feels just beyond reach. You know this day is a gift, that this life could be taken at any moment, but still there is a sense that something is missing. There is a longing that is burning inside you.

But friends, things are rarely as they seem.

Love is taking shape as your hands as you lay them on your heart, as you take just one sacred pause to allow in what is really happening here. It is what is looking out through your eyes as you open wide to the fragile beauty of this world. It is flooding through your cells and your DNA when you take the risk that is always required to open yourself to another, knowing what could happen if you do. It is emerging out of the walls and the floors as you offer yourself as a holding environment for yourself and others when everything is falling apart. It is dripping out of the sky as you wade into the darkness with a grieving friend, an abandoned partner, a depressed co-worker. It is raging in the anxiety of the person sitting in front of you, and hidden in the cracks of your own loneliness, confusion, and fear. It is alive.

When you see that the beloved is always at work, even inside the darkness, your life will never again be the same. Love is not asking you to heal, to transform, to awaken, or change. It needs you exactly as you are. It has not come into your life to maintain things the way they were; to keep everything safe, certain, and predictable; or to protect you from your brokenness. It has come to initiate a revolution inside you. For it is only through this revolution that the sacredness and the magic of this world can be unleashed. 


  1. Dear Matt. I have just reconnected with the man I love after seven months. I can´t tell you how helpful and supportive your posts have been through this period. I have been constantly reminded, that every experience comes from love, and that my most intimate relationship is with this moment, going beyond my names and labels for what is happening, and just BE with feelings, emotions, bodily sensations. Thank you for your generousity and your openess! <3

    1. Always nice to hear from you, Agnete, and to hear how things are unfolding for you. I'm really happy to hear all of this. Sending you lots of love, my friend, and wishing you all the very best with your relationship.