Barbara Vining, in the latest edition of the Christian Science Sentinel, encourages us to think of ourselves as sunbeams, as Love shining. Sunbeams don't worry about their worth. They don't judge those on whom they shine. They don't try hard and get tired. They don't expect recognition for their shining. They are. Today, be a sunbeam.
Today, know that those in your life are bigger, deeper, richer, more full than your limited perception of them. They are the beloved of Love, as you are. Love--not you--is the source of goodness and wisdom in their lives -- and you can help them most by silently, clearly acknowledging the activity of that Love. Your opinions and best efforts to help pale in comparison to the power of Love loving them in the deepest part of their being, touching places you can't see. If you have felt hurt or neglected by others, begin first by knowing that Love is attending to you, right here and now, in ways that meet your specific needs.
Today, feel Divine Light shining through you. Shining through your cells. Shining through your face. Shining through your thoughts, words, and actions. You don't have to try hard to live in alignment with this light. It just is-- and shines through you by its own power. This is the light of awareness, truth, and love.
Tarn Wilson is the author of the memoir The Slow Farm and numerous essays. You may read more of her work at tarnwilson.com.