THE GREATEST OPPORTUNITY
A new landscape is before us, a terrain never before traversed.
We are called to take one step at a time, gentle yet firm, neither looking backward to how it was nor looking forward to how we imagine it could be. We are invited to befriend the unknown, to get right up close and intimate with an openness the mind cannot possess.
Often we may feel overwhelmed, confused, enraged, as we experience inner and outer worlds crumble and fall. Often we may feel as if we’re walking through the valley of death, our hearts broken open and the suffering of humanity pouring in. But as we keep still, perhaps we feel the silent goodness that runs through it all, an undercurrent of aliveness that is always here and so easily missed in the hustle and bustle of everyday life, so easily bypassed by the acquisitive mind.
Perhaps now — in the midst of this uncertainty — we are naked enough to be touched by the impermanence of the world, the insanity of giving our allegiance to fear, the futility of holding onto the known at all costs.
Perhaps now — in the mess of a world shaken to the ground — we are down on our knees enough to be humble enough and grateful enough and kind enough to attend to what is more essential than our cherished beliefs and opinions and ideas of right and wrong.
Perhaps now — as we fall into this unknown moment — we will be resurrected into the verticality of being and walk this new terrain as warriors of an open heart.
Perhaps now we will be rooted in our true immunity of presence, in our true authority as love, and in our true birthright of freedom.
My friend, do not miss this opportunity.