"Love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil . . . "
Today, notice all the ways in which the ego tries to establish and define itself, through comparison, self-degradation, competition, pride, judgment of others, opinion, ranking, and fighting for place, admiration, and affection. Notice the tendencies in yourself and gently let them go. Notice the tendency in others, and feel tenderness and compassion. Feel the all-embracing presence of Love, which neither ranks nor excludes, which works its deep power in each of our lives, affirming our place and purpose.