It is easy to love those who love us,
more difficult to love those who don't.
The challenge (and invitation) is to evolve ourselves to the point
where we see and experience Spirit in all its forms.
We never know where God's messengers will be found.
Rumi, the Persian poet and sage, counseled us:
"Be grateful for whomever comes,
because each has been sent as a guide from beyond."
The Divine is found in every form,
whether it be a fellow soul traveler with whom
we have instantaneous connection,
the irksome stranger who tests our patience,
or the loved one who is the perpetual thorn in our side.
All are of the One.
Excerpted from Awakening the Spirit Within
Photo Credit: "We Are Family"
2012, Janice Lynne Lundy
is a touchpoint. a resting place, a "remembering" of who we really are: beings of unshakeable peace, boundless compassion, and deep joy.
A one-of-a-kind collection of original blessings, poems, affirmations and reflective essays to help you hold onto your grateful heart—even when times are difficult.
Janice Lynne Lundy, DMin.
is an educator, interfaith spiritual guide/director and retreat leader who has been pointing people back toward the Sacred for more than twenty years. She is the author of several spiritual growth books, including Your Truest Self, My Deepest Me and Portable Peace. Jan is the co-founder and director of the Spiritual Guidance Training Institute.
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