“You are Love itself. Live that way.”
~ Yogacharya Ellen Grace O’Brian
I write to you with love and deep appreciation.
In recent days, I have been reminded of just how precious life is. These moments of heightened awareness come to us when the heart breaks and light pours in. The relentless details of mundane life dissipate, and pure awareness expands. With the birth of a child or the loss of a loved one, all else falls away and only that which truly matters remains.
Clarity reveals itself to us when the mind is quiet, and our awareness is absorbed in the pure, omnipresent, expression of Love. At pivotal moments like this, we are given the gift of remembrance.
Thich Nhat Hahn writes, “The mind can go in a thousand directions, but on this beautiful path, we walk in peace. With each step, the wind blows. With each step, a flower blooms.”
It is easy to become overly involved in materialistic yearnings and loose sight of the glory of life itself. We are here to awaken. We are here to touch that which is eternal and unbounded. We are here to express our fullness in each breath and reach out with rays of love. For this, is what truly matters.
Rev. Julie Hitchcock