If I could share 500 words to inspire, this is the important wisdom I'd want to pass along to others...
You are magnificent. Make no mistake about that. In you, is the magic of stardust, the possibility for the dawning of consciousness, the music of the ages. Into your hands, the future of our beautiful Earth is entrusted. May your fine mind become an enlightened servant of your heart. You need not go anywhere at all, for this to become your path. You need not do anything fancy, either. Who you are is more than enough.
May your will be strengthened through softening as you rise up to meet all challenges brought to your door. May you know that ‘peace which passes all understanding,’ and the joy that comes from giving over your heart with complete delight, as my friend Helen would say, “To the one next thing before you.”
You are my Sister, my Brother. Always remember you are not alone. Fear not. You are surrounded, filled and protected by love, for in Truth, your origin and destination is Love. It matters not what you believe. Love is. Always remember love is our only option. War has never healed on the interior or exterior. Together, let us find and walk the Road to Peace, for here is where the Great Happiness resides.
My friend, never doubt you are desperately needed by this world. Even on particularly horrific “bad hair days,” you shine in the darkness. Although you do not recognize your radiance as you might, remember it is noted, it is noticed.
On those days when you doubt, and your knees tremble in secret misgivings, do remember that you, like the butterfly, were sent here with purpose, even if you feel inept in naming what it is. No purpose is too small. Consider that just as an oak lives in the stillness of the tiny acorn, your mission calls from the Great Stillness of your heart. Take time, my dear, each day, and evening, to enter the silence within—that space beyond your roles, duties, failures, successes; that place where you are free to be who you most naturally are.
Dip deeply into this well. Refresh your weary Spirit. Nourish your soul. Lay down all burdens, and cares. And then recall that you’ve come here as an instrument of something Greater than the little monkey mind. You have come to this earth as a recording instrument, with the precise talents, even if undeveloped, to tell your story of what it means for you to be a human being that suffers and rejoices, who grieves, and gives birth to greater possibility.
Never, ever doubt your process. Then, forgive yourself, when you do. Treat yourself with greater courtesy. Trust your process. Take action on your inner G.P.S. system every single day. The Way is much more organic and forgiving than you suspect. Invest in your deepest heart’s desire. Release all that holds you hostage, stale. Laugh much more. Find new friends in strangers, and the unfamiliar in the familiar. Celebrate your roots, and your chosen kin. Assume the best. Stand up in the full authority of who you really are, and that Greater Intelligence that Called you here. Waste no more time in hesitation and striving for perfection. Life is too short to miss the dance.
One more thing: we’ve got your back! You are neither the first, nor will you be the last on this trail. Others have gone before. Take our hand. Move from ‘me’ to ‘we.’ It’s way more fun! Great things can happen for those who don’t need the credit. There’s a map for mapless places. Chaos precedes creative breakthrough, and life renewed. Enjoy life more, and worry less. Forget your collections. There’s no carry-on luggage on our final flight. As the Gnostic Gospels put it: “If you do not bring forward what’s within you, what’s within you will destroy you. But if you bring forward what’s within you, what’s within you will heal and save you.” Today, bring forward. Rest in the knowing that you are Love.