Today, if your thoughts are feeling agitated or disordered, look for evidence of Love and order all around you. The water that comes out of the faucet when you turn it on, the street lights that keep the traffic safe and flowing, sidewalks for you to walk on, someone caring for a yard, someone holding someone's hand, a tree with big healthy green leaves. Find the evidence.
Today, know that Love has two hands: one to hold, comfort, and protect the vulnerable parts of you and provide you rest; the other to give you strength and courage and send you with confidence into the world. Both these hands are active in your life.
People are not problems to be solved but beings to be loved. Before taking any action to solve an issue with someone, feel the presence of divine Love unconditionally loving and embracing you both.
Think about how you feel when your best friend comes to visit, how you set aside your fretfulness and worries and focus instead on the joy of being together. Today, Love/Spirit is your best friend accompanying you. Focus on the joy of being with your best friend as a counter to any sense of tedium or burden.
"Beneath the stories of our past, beneath our joys and sorrows, we have within us an essential nature that is whole and unbroken." Wayne Muller
Today is not a day to solve problems or try to fix anyone else. Today, feel tender presence of Love itself in your own and other's lives. That's all.
Real love, a reflection of the divine, does not make you a victim or a fool. Don't be afraid to express love.
Today, don't approach life as a problem to be solved. Recognize its mysteries, its questions, its gifts, your own ignorance.
God has not hidden your purpose from you--for this moment or for your life. It is recorded on your heart. Be still and listen to hear it. Actively remind yourself that your purpose is not hidden and you have the ability to read and understand it.
"You don't have to die to in order to get into the Kingdom of God. In fact, you have to be alive to do so." Thich Nhat Hanh.
Tarn Wilson is the author of the memoir The Slow Farm and numerous essays. You may read more of her work at tarnwilson.com.