“Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other’s eyes for an instant?” – Henry D. Thoreau, Walden
A dear friend of mine mentioned this weekend that she appreciated the humanity of my daily thoughts. I loved her choice of words, though I must admit that the wellbeing of others is not my primary concern in writing this blog. Allow me to explain.
Another special friend asked me around the same time if I wrote more for myself or for my readers. I answered “both” initially, but then realized after thinking about it for a few moments that I should have answered “neither.” The fact that my daily meditations bring joy, rest or food for further thought to me and those who read my posts regularly or on occasion is certainly gratifying and encouraging, but it is not my prime motivation for writing what I do day in and day out.
I write first and foremost because I am concerned to help the spirit of love find rest in the heart of the earth. The fulfillment of my fellows – friends, family and the rest – are in this sense secondary. That said, each and every one of you has the potential to provide a womb for the spirit of love in your heart and mind.
Believe it or not, love needs a womb in which it can gestate before being born into expression on earth. Love does not travel haphazardly through the universe, providing random blessings to whomever or whatever it bumps into; it is always purposeful and in the case of the earth, a specifically designed mechanism, human consciousness, allows for its transformation and eventual materialization.
I do hope, dear friends, that my daily posts compel a deeper and broader empathy on your part, not so that you will run out and start evangelically serving other people, but so that you might create a safer, less troubled and more fertile womb in yourself for the spirit of love.
Instead of musing about what you might see were you to see through another’s eyes, think of what you might see were you to look through love’s eyes. We have a lot of work to do. But that’s why you’re here, that’s why I’m here…so let’s get to it!