When I think of words of wisdom that I would like to leave to humanity, I am filled with humility. I envision my children’s faces and realize that my wisdom and my love is all that I will ultimately leave behind. So, with a deep, slow breath, I open to my highest self and reflect on what would be most important to express. Please, breathe with me while I begin.
First and foremost, the highest service I can offer by sharing my wisdom is to compel deep listening to that still, small voice within. That is where the most timeless wisdom is encapsulated. Perhaps whatever I could add to that would be little other than rhetoric.
However, and most sincerely, I urge you to fully embrace who you are, the good, the bad, and the ugly. This is what the world needs most, all of it. Not just what is considered perfect or appropriate. All of these facets of you are intricately designed to teach and connect with others while you learn and grow into your highest potential.
From a point of love and radical self-acceptance, you can then gently, firmly, and persistently improve on what you have control over. Work to forgive and find the beauty in everything else. This is where peace begins. It is the finest celebration you can offer to who and what you are to yourself and your fellow life travelers.
While you are conducting this important open-hearted inquiry into all that you are, remember you are a body, a mind and a spirit. This is the trinity of you and a holy trinity like no other. Each part of this requires care and feeding.
Challenges are also required to build full strength, beauty and glory. It is the most testing physical, mental, and spiritual aspects in life where you fully uncover the truth of your essence. Flow through those trials and tribulations with grace and resist not the dark times of the soul, for these will give way to brilliance and equanimity while creating new layers of richness in the fabric of your life.
Beyond your mind, body and spiritual system, is the integral part you play in the natural world. Take time to revel in nature, knowing that the trees are lungs on the outside of your physical body, breathe together with them in communion of that spark of life that is expressed in so many forms. The earth, water and sky share the same elements of what make up your organic shell. Allow them to enrich your existence with beauty, shelter and nourishment. Tend to them as you tend to your own self-care, knowing the degree of separation is only a figment of your imagination.
Wrap this all up in the present moment. This is the only point of power available for you to make the daily, moment by moment choices which will define your life, create your future and remain on as your legacy for those who you will one day leave behind.