When we see through our hearts, we recognize that every single one of us is infused with creativity. Divine Sparks are embedded in everyone and everything. It's up to us to be courageous, to look and listen deeply, to find the sparks, gather and release them back into the universe, transformed into something new. Join me as we wake up to the sacred-ordinary blessings waiting to greet us each and every day.
Monday, November 26, 2012
I stood there at
first, as this heart shaped moth barely breathed her (his?) last, pulsations of
wing hardly discernible from the faint breeze stirred by passing cars. It felt
to me a small kindness accompanying this tiny creature slipping from life to torn
paper ash soon to be born upon the wind. For just a few minutes on the
sidewalk, a hot June morning nearing noon, I squatted down low and breathed
too, a witness, honoring the presence of a dying insect with my own sacred
How many times
have strangers done small kindnesses for me? I cannot count that high, or
family or friends, again innumerable acts, incalculable moments of
compassionate words and silence. One, I’ll choose one.
A few weeks ago I was noticeably exhausted at a meditation retreat. I needed assistance getting up the three steps from the dining hall into my waiting wheelchair and help to be rolled to my room before meeting with my mentor for a check in. My mentor witnessed this tender scene, my vulnerable state and offered, "Can I meet you in your room instead of our designated space?" And she did, three small kindnesses in a very short period of time.
Small kindnesses beget small kindnesses.
Thank you to all the kind souls who participated in the Gratitude Quilt, on the quilt page, in blog comments and emails afterwards. I feel deeply blessed just knowing we all breathe the same air. What a tremendous outpouring of gratitude, love and yes, kindness to all beings and our selves, releasing these words straight from our hearts in this way.
Visit this purple link on November 27th to read more offerings of Small Kindnesses Perhaps share your own?