There is a light in you which cannot die; whose presence is so divine that the world is sanctified because of you. All things that live bring gifts to you, and offer them in gratitude and gladness at your feet. The scent of flowers is their gift to you. The waves bow down before you, and the trees extend their arms to shield you from the heat, and lay their leaves before you on the ground that you may walk in softness, while the wind sinks to a whisper round your heart.
Selection from A Course in Miracles on the eternal light in all things.
What are you doing with your one precious life? How are you spending your time? Who are you sharing your love with? When will you remember that which lies within you is powerful beyond measure.
Martin Sheen shares a story from the Irish Catholic tradition that speaks into and through the heart of Christianity. It goes upon entering heaven St. Peter asks the newest entrant to ‘Show us your scars.’ If the answer is ‘I don’t have any.’ St. Peter asks “Was there nothing worth fighting for?”
One heart with courage is a majority. When that heart part of the entirety of the collective shares its gifts we cast out the darkness with love.
Where The Mind Is Without Fear
Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high
Where knowledge is free
Where the world has not been broken up into fragments
By narrow domestic walls
Where words come out from the depth of truth
Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection
Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way
Into the dreary desert sand of dead habit
Where the mind is led forward by thee
Into ever-widening thought and action
Into that heaven of freedom, my Father,
let my country awake.
head held high.
by Rabindranath Tagore
The spirit of Robert Kennedy flowed through these revolutionary words of Tagore flowing through his own words spoken into the CA air…
To say that the future will be different from the present is, to scientists, hopelessly self-evident. I observe regretfully that in politics, however, it can be heresy. It can be denounced as radicalism, or branded as subversion. There are people in every time and every land who want to stop history in its tracks. They fear the future, mistrust the present, and invoke the security of a comfortable past which, in fact, never existed. It hardly seems necessary to point out in California – of all States — that change, although it involves risks, is the law of life.
Let us all awake.