|A Cottage by the Sea||
Really there are only two feelings that a human being can have, namely love and fear….the great difference between the two feelings is that love is always creative, and fear is always destructive.
Recognizing our lack of control is a universal starting point for a serious spiritual walk towards wisdom and truth.
At some moment I did answer Yes to Someone—or Something—and from that hour I was certain that existence is meaningful and that, therefore, my life in self-surrender had a goal.
With all of us globally experiencing our common vulnerability to this virus we can learn the lesson that we are one in our humanity. No one is more important than anyone else.
Let me be reminded today, in the early stages of this strange new Coronavirus-world, to give the great people in my life a break, if they seem to “disappoint“ me right now.
As life becomes harder and more threatening, it also becomes richer, because the fewer expectations we have, the more the good things of life become unexpected gifts that we accept with gratitude.
Suffering [of community in crisis] cannot be absorbed by individuals, no matter how tenuous and invisible the bonds of community are. Individuals cannot respond. You must do it as community, for safety, for comfort, and for survival.
Globally, we’re in this together. Depth is being forced on us by great suffering, which as I like to say, always leads to great love.
People often choose solitude over opportunities for warm and harmonious social relations; in such cases they are not fleeing from an evil but electing a greater good.