LIGHT AND LOVE
The longest day of the year is upon us. On June 20, our Sun says, “Here you go, I’m shining more of my light upon the earth today, enjoy!”. The summer solstice is the official beginning summer when ancient cultures danced in celebration of the Light.
Steve and I traveled to northern Norway last summer. It is not called the land of the Midnight Sun for nothing. This image was taken literally at midnight!
That trip reminded me of just how much in common we have with one another across the earth. We all benefit from the light of our sun; we all gaze in wonder at the same moon. We have more in common between us than that which divides us. We are human beings with the same bones and blood and body and heart.
Suzanne Giesmann's Daily Way message this week reminded me that each of us has a yearning to be loved, to feel love, and to give love. The heart knows no ranking, or hierarchy, or prejudice, it only knows love. When we listen to and act from our hearts first, before we judge or compare, we remember how to forgive. Differences are blurred and connections are heightened. Which feels better: Judgment or loving? Comparisons or acceptance?
On this day when summer begins and the light is endless, I’m committing to offering more Love and Light in the world to do what my soul came here to do, Love.
As Mr. Rogers said: “Love isn’t a state of perfect caring. It is an active noun like struggle. To love someone is to strive to accept that person exactly the way he or she is, right here and now.”
My challenge to you is to honor what’s in your heart and do what your soul came here to do. Love. Have a great summer