Perhaps one of the greatest rewards of meditation and prayer is the sense of belonging that comes to us. We no longer live in a completely hostile world. We are no longer lost and frightened and purposeless. The moment we catch even a glimpse of God’s will, the moment we begin to see truth, justice, and love as the real and eternal things in life, we are no longer deeply disturbed by all of the seeming evidence to the contrary that surrounds us.

- Bill Wilson

I read this today in Meditations from the Mat.  While I was pregnant, and after returning home from the Keystone Pipeline protest in D.C., my midwife very kindly asked me what it was like, to feel such deep concern for the future of humanity and our planet, and at the same time to choose to bring a child into the world. I said many things that day, but I think perhaps the quote above is a more true answer. That having experienced the deep beauty of the World and the Spirit, I have become both more committed to loving my fellow beings and my Earth, and also more hopeful that we will have a future. This is, too, what I hope my own children experience as they grow up. That it is our deep love that must guide our actions, not our fear.

2 Responses to “Love”

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    Thank you. What beautiful reflections.

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