Never underestimate the power of Love.
When we bring our Love
to everything that we do, we change all that is. Just as one
drop can spread ripples through an entire body of water, so our
Love can send a ripple out that will be felt by the collective
We need not demonstrate a grand act of sacrifice in order to
make a difference. A small seed of Love
will do. For that seed will give birth to more seeds, which will
give birth to yet more seeds.
And what kind of seed are we talking about?
Sending a genuine smile to the stranger on
the street is one seed. Sending a note of gratitude and appreciation
to a friend is another. Every time we do the dishes, if we bring
mindfulness and loving attention to each dish, each washing,
each rinse, we are planting a seed. We are expressing all the
Love which we are
through that one simple task.
Every time we take out the trash, we might
silently give thanks for all the goods, services, and blessings
we received from each discarded item before it became trash.
We might give thanks to all the people who were a part of making
those goods and services.
When we receive a telephone call from a wrong
number or a sales person we don't want to talk to, we might honor
and bless them and end the call politely with dignity and respect.
For we know that they, too, are God,
that they are us.
We sow a seed of Love
when we put our physical surroundings in impeccable order. For
it does not matter if we live in a palace or one room, it is
what we make of our space that determines the quality of our
When we are spending time with a loved one
and they have something to communicate to us, we might give them
our full attention and look them in the eye. We might take as
many opportunities as possible to look into the Heart
and Soul of each person
we interact with.
And we can't forget those other magnificent
opportunities to express the Divine
which we are; such as eating a meal, working at our desk, doing
the laundry, sitting on the toilet, paying our bills, walking
the dog, and so on.
All daily routines can become an immense experience
of our Divinity when we make it Sacred.
We need not run from the mundane
cares of life to find enlightenment and Awaken.
We need not seek out an ashram, a guru, or a burning bush. We
are the burning bush. It is the demonstration of our Love, like
a single drop, that brings the Sacred to the seemingly mundane
aspects of our lives.