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 and how we can best live—kindly and compassionately with ourselves and others.
Janice Lynne Lundy, DMin
is an educator, interspiritual director/guide 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., and is the co-founder and co-director of the Spiritual Guidance Training Institute.