Desiderata Image courtesy of susanmacneil.com
Just as the muscles in One’s body, strength of spirit needs to be exercised. It is the harshest times in life that reveal One’s true depth of power and strongest will to survive. And because One is not in a constant state of struggle, it is not enough to wait for those moments to use our strength.
One needs to take care and cultivate their spirit, nourishing the roots of their soul with patience and healthy self-love. Only when One learns this practice will they then be able to handle hard times with great power and grace.
*Note to the One Reader*
Joyous family affairs briefly took my full attention away from my memorization project. But if I just Keep Interested and Nurture my Strength to continue, I will hold these words in my heart until I am grey. Almost there!..
Desiderata (as B*, aka The·One, remembers it by heart so far…)
'DMT Mountain' painting by Mear One
Coming to the realization of truth about Oneness is a bitter-sweet moment. Once One tastes the natural nectar of life–the pure principles of the universe–One can no longer go on being satisfied with the artificial sweeteners of materialistic modern living.
It is a superb thing to feel Oneness in life, but truth be told, it is quite another to share, love and act by it through our waking hours. For in this life we can taste the bitterness, feel the anger, hear the cries, see the injustice, smell the rotting of morality. However, when we understand that all is created from One life source, we can be thankful for the spectrum we’ve been given to experience. Speak, share, and breathe this …
My deepest and most sincere apologies dear reader for not sharing Words of The One as of late. Life has brought upon me challenges that have hindered the daily flow from me to you.
But, only when we persist through the struggle can we test our strongest links. In such tribulation, it helps to remember timeless Words of the Buddhist Monks,
“No mud, no lotus”
…right? So, with the mirror wiped clean we can see each other again.
I also wanted to give your One soul an infinite thank you for reading. Even if you only glance Once, it’s One time we’ve glanced into the space that is ‘the place in ourselves in which the whole universe resides. And, when you are in that space and I am in that space, we are One.’ Please continue to read, share, learn, laugh, and love with me.
With the whole of my being I thank you again ~ Namasté
Lotus Flower photograph by Bahman Farzad
To the great mother, father, sister, brother, child spirit within
I honor this day, the opportunity to live, laugh, learn, and love
I honor the blessing of a one world family with whom I have you to share and find universal truth
I honor the sun, the moon, the stars
I honor air, earth, water, fire, and ether from which we are all made
May I bring peace and harmony to all living and non-living things in this world and in others
I honor the space inside that is the same in all other beings
I honor the space inside that is of love, light, peace, and of truth
I honor the space inside in which the whole universe dwells
When I am in that space, and all others are in that space
We are a oneness