Saying For Today: In a touch, one touch true, tomorrow reaches into today, creating the world that is and is yet to be.
LOTUS OF THE HEART
Everyone is Welcome Here
Living in Love beyond Beliefs
Just as hands and other limbs Are thought of as members of a body, Can we not likewise consider others As limbs and members of a living whole?
*Shantideva. The Way of the Bodhisattva. Trans. Padmakara Translation Group.
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She is dying, a long dying. She says all she wants is to be looked at as normal. After listening about an hour, and seeing her through her skin, I get ready to leave. She says, "Oh, come here! I want a hug before you leave, I am not that awful looking." No, even visage ravaged by disease, she is lovely, shines through. Walking over, I make sure not to stand on the hoses that carry oxygen to her dissipating lungs. She reaches out, I reach out, to embrace. A kiss on the side of her forehead, unplanned. Love happens again. The sense of her skin lingers on my lips, as I drive down the road. Peace, sweet peace. Where Love is, Love happens - dare I say 'God' happens? Spirit is always reaching out to touch, not merely the skin, but the Essence ~ Grace loving Grace, you and I, healing the distance, again and again, for everyone. In a touch, one touch true, tomorrow reaches into today, creating the world that is and is yet to be.