Saturday, November 06, 2010

Don't Be Deceived by Appearances

A monk was meditating in the desert when a beggar came up to him and said:

“I need to eat.”

The monk – who was almost reaching the point of perfect harmony with the spiritual world – did not answer.

“I need to eat” insisted the beggar.

“Go to the town and ask someone else. Can’t you see that you are bothering me? I am trying to communicate with the angels.”

“God placed himself lower than men, washed their feet, gave His life, and no-one recognized Him,” the beggar replied. “He who says he loves God – who does not see – and forgets his brother – who does – is missing the juice of a life truly in harmony.”

And the beggar turned into an Angel.

“So close.” the Angel remarked before leaving.

This moment standing in front of you, that you may think is a nuisance, that you absolutely don't have time for, believe isn't your deal, not your responsibility. This moment, this thing, that's irritating, bothering, showing up in your path is exactly what is up for you and necessary to drop into the next deepening expression of yourself. Don't ignore it in your self initiated 'knowing' you are doing something more important. Don't let the moments of grace slip by.

Each of us is here to give and to receive love... That is it... whereby in every encounter we are blessed with an opportunity to extend kindness and compassion to a brother. Don't miss the possibilities in each moment.

Day Thirty Seven of a 40 day honoring cycle that started 10-1-10 for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month... it is a Mel movement of the heart, a cycle of gratitude in the light of remembrance.

May you feel connected, comforted and full of peace
Today. Now. Always.
May you see with your heart and be able to recognize
the truth in every situation you encounter.

In grace and appreciation.

lots of love,

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