Our full attention or presence is our most valuable currency. Where, when, and whom we offer it to illustrates what we most value or love. I thought of Mary Oliver’s ‘instructions for life’ today, when I saw these buds transforming in the April sunshine.
Tell about it.
Compassionate of heart
Clear in word
Gracious in awareness
Courageous in thought
Generous in love
The expanding sunlight meets chilly temperatures today, as winter bows to spring’s promise of green, then blossom. Soon the daffodils and tulips will flag winter’s surrender, and the season of rebirth and renewal will have fully arrived. Are you ready, too?
The heart is where we integrate what we know in our minds with what we know in our bones, the place where our knowledge can become more fully human.
Love takes off the masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within. I use the word “love” as a state of being, or a state of grace–not the infantile American sense of being made happy but in the tough and universal sense of quest and daring and growth.