You are not an object. You are a conversation, God's active conversation with the universe. You are God's Word, spoken. That is your purpose and your being.
Today, spend less time judging all the ways you fear you are falling short and more time trusting and appreciating your spiritual identity, your Buddha-nature, your Christ-nature--your timeless, holy, wise self, whole and shining with light. Shift your focus. Trust that this wise part of yourself is leading you where you need to go.
Local professor and life coach Carolyn Foster sent this out as her December inspiration: "Each person is born with an unencumbered spot, free of expectation and regret, free of ambition and embarrassment, free of fear and worry, an umbilical spot of grace," writes physician-author Rachel Naomi Remen. . . . "It is this spot of grace that issues peace." When I am under the illusion that hard work or right choices will ensure security or success, words such as this bring me to my senses. As I shed my illusions of control, I find rest for my spirit. May you return to your own unencumbered spot often as you move through these last weeks of the year!
Today, when you start to feel wound up, pause and feel Love loving you. Today, when you are indecisive, before you ruminate or make a decision, pause and feel Love loving you. Today, when you are tempted to worry or have an opinion about someone, pause and feel Love loving you all. Today, when many demands compete for your attention, pause and feel Love loving you and each of your activities.
Tarn Wilson is the author of the memoir The Slow Farm and numerous essays. You may read more of her work at tarnwilson.com.