Monday, March 8, 2010

River of Gold

"Each moment is actually a stepping stone--another chance at bliss." ~ N.M.

Last Friday, I had the opportunity to see "Man of La Mancha". In one of the scenes, Don Quixote was observing that as he held dying comrades in his arms, their eyes seemed to ask him why. He said: "I do not think they were asking why they were dying... but why they had ever lived."

That line struck a chord inside me. Why do we live at all?

I have been contemplating that question. Why do we bother to live at all? Why do we come here?

Many of us might think that we didn't choose to be here and were just plunked down by happenstance. We could have been dropped on a different planet, but here we are on Earth right now, reading this newsletter.

But, what if we did choose our presence here? Why did we come to live in this body, in this particular time-space?

A few days later, as I was walking in nature, enjoying the spring-like weather, I found my answer.

I was walking on this muddy rocky path, looking at the green hills yonder, basking in the gentle breeze. The sun shining just ahead of me made the muddy path looked like it had a river of gold streaming in the middle of it. It was magical!

My brain knew it was muddy, wet clay underneath my shoes. My heart skipped a beat seeing the beauty and marveling at what I saw. That great feeling, an instant only, was enough to answer my question.

For that instant, I knew that the mud path was a blessing to me! It had value beyond its physical appearance. It had given me a safe place to put my feet on the ground and, at the same time, it uplifted my spirit to a higher perspective to touch the divine! The existence of this path was a blessing to all that crossed it. It was a glorious path!

I knew, then, that I live because life is glorious! I live because I am a glorious life, and like that path, I am a blessing to All There Is!

You live because you, too, are a glorious life! You are a blessing to All There Is! I invite you to surrender to this delicious possibility. Allow yourself to believe it, be it and live it!

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