In the busyness of our days, we sometimes forget to see the preciousness of life. That is until a personal tragedy in our communities, neighborhoods, with people we know, or in our own lives happen – as I just learned of one in my very own community and which lead me to write this.
It’s difficult to accept such circumstances and to say, “It’s all ok. It’s part of the plan.” And maybe the Plan is meant to wake us up. What I can accept, however, is how I show up for myself and others and being aware of what kind of legacy I’m leaving behind.
It reminds me of a wonderful dialogue I had in my meditation this morning with Mother Theresa. She said that when we are connected to God/All That Is (whatever name you give it), we can see oneness reflected in another’s eyes, which then gets reflected back to them, bringing out hope to those suffering. She said that everyone is endowed with this gift, but many are not present to it.
She also said that we must seek God within and be in a constant state of awareness of that presence. It’s a gift like no other and that requires a high degree of awareness and selflessness.
She speaks of renouncing our judgments and fears in order to serve that I Am Presence. Fear, of course, is always there, but we must renounce its grip on us, which leaves us paralyzed and not fully living life. That is the key to creating that personal legacy. Without that connection, nothing else is possible.
Then you must be willing to take the necessary action to bring forth the presence of God within in your everyday living. It requires daily devotion and willingness to be led and guided by God’s Infinite Wisdom, which is really just your true nature revealing itself to you.
What legacy are you leaving behind that others can continue on, not because it was your personal legacy to begin with, but because you allowed yourself to be an instrument of divinity? Love thyself and love each other.