“I am not a human being. I am a human BEING. Just be.”
“Just listen. Just be. Just witness. Just care. You don’t have to fix it.”
“You don’t always have to be doing something.
You can just be, and that’s plenty.”
— Alice Walker
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“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”
The goofy pelican pictured above and many other pieces of art are for sale in the Espirational Gallery.
“Forget your voice, sing!
Forget your feet, dance!
Forget your life, live!
Forget yourself and be!”
“Practice sharing the fullness of your being, your best self, your enthusiasm, your vitality, your spirit, your trust, your openness, above all, your presence. Share it with yourself, with your family, with the world.”
“One must not always think so much about what one should do, but rather what one should be. Our works do not ennoble us; but we must ennoble our works.”
For the last few years I have noticed words showing up in my life to give me direction. Last year it was the word “rest.” The need for rest kept showing up over and over as I struggled to heed them rather than push through to the point of complete exhaustion.
This year the word that keeps showing up over and over is “be” — as opposed to “do.” Brought up to believe we change the world by doing I am now learning that we really change the world by being.
So join me this month as we explore this little word, so packed full of meaning —
By the way, the photo of “A Little Blue” girl on this page is a photo of one of Genie’s handsewn wall hanging fabric art pieces. You can see more of Genie’s work by clicking this link to view her art collection in our art gallery. Many of the items are for sale if you see something you want for your office or home. Visit now. (Proceeds from sales are used to cover the costs of maintaining this spiritual service.)
“Be kind to yourself as you proceed along this journey. This kindness, in itself, is a means of awakening the spark of love within you and helping others to discover that spark within themselves.”
– Tsoknyi Rinpoche
As the month of June comes to an end we bring our discussion of awakening to a close. But the work continues. It is up to us to continue awaking and encouraging that spark within others, even when things get messy.
We are seeing the birth of a new consciousness, a new age, and a new world. What we are seeing in the turmoil are the birth pains. But we know that someone wonderful waits for us on the other side of the turmoil.
As we sing our closing song let us reaffirm our commitment to our own awakening, recognizing our oneness with God and each other and weaving a beautiful tapestry of unity and love.