Life is such a wonderful journey when we allow it to be filled with love. From the intimate focus within each breath to the infinite expansion of a starlit night, we are all part of this miraculous and magnificent adventure. Our bodies are the vehicle in which our senses experience the changes of the seasons and the rhythms of our heartbeat, while our greater consciousness allows us to connect to the universal love that weaves its way through all creation.
When we are fully present with ourselves and our surroundings, everything and everyone is precious and each experience is embraced as an expression of love. When we take life for granted however, and allow our traditions, attachments, habits and routines to establish themselves, we draw a veil of separation that cuts off our natural conscious connection to life. We begin to ignore the simplest treasures that abound all around us and instead seek to create a false sense of love in our attachments to outer things, people and circumstances. Eventually we doubt that love even exists and we begin to react to life with fear.
Yet, like a rainbow that appears during a storm to remind us that the sun is still shining above the clouds, love is eternally present and merely awaits our acknowledgement. We need only take a deep breath and realize that we are already a part of this enduring love. It instantly pervades our awareness, washes away any remnants of doubt and fear, and illuminates the possibilities and potentials right before us.
Life is grand when we desire to actively participate with it through unconditional love. When we are intimate with life, it becomes infinite in its expression. Even if the storms may come from time to time, it is only an indication that we momentarily forgot that love is present. They will soon pass and we can once again express the love in our heart and experience the beauty that is life.
In a world presently filled with many clouds and potential storms, thank you for being the rainbow to let others know that love is always here.
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