Today, I was reading through some inspirational writings and I came upon this wonderful short reflection by David Deida. I thought I have to share this because it speaks to me so deeply. When things speak to me deeply, then I know they are important. I hope this speaks to you also.
Right now, and in every now-moment, you are either closing or opening. You are either stressfully waiting for something – more money, security, affection – or you are living from your deep heart, opening as the entire moment, and giving what you most deeply desire to give without waiting.
If you wait for anything in order to live and love without holding back, then you suffer. Every moment is the most important moment of your life. No future time is better than now to let down you guard and love.
Everything you do right now ripples outward and affects everyone. Your breath can radiate love; your glance can awaken joy. Your words can inspire freedom. Your every act can open hearts and minds.
Opening from heart to all, you live as a gift to all.
Doesn’t it seem to you that the world needs more love? Couldn’t love resolve most of the problems of the world? Yes love is a very powerful answer to what is needed in your and my life and everywhere on the planet. Are you willing to open up, to let your light shine, to take a risk and have compassion for everyone you meet? Life is so precious when love is the way.
I don’t know about you, but sometimes I spend too much time waiting for what I hope will happen and that does cause me to lose the full joy possible in each moment. I keep feeling when there is enough of what I need then I can be free to enjoy life. Actually I am free right now to love and enjoy life completely and fully if I choose to do so.
I am recommitting myself to live as fully in each moment. Would you like to join me in making this commitment: I will be fully in each moment with an open heart and a willingness to give and live with all the joy I can. Write this on a piece of paper and carry it with you and repeat it so often that it becomes the reality of your life.
What we are looking for is what is looking.
Saint Francis of Assisi
This is the time. This is the place. This is the vastness. Right here (and now) is paradise.
You are the truth from foot to brow.
Now what else would you like to know?