As we begin this New Year with all the worldly uncertainties, challenges, disruptions, conflicts, and existential threats to our democratic way of life – not to mention our own personal circumstances – it can be easy to feel over-whelmed before we even start.
I know when I succumb to living in reaction to the world around me (e.g., in fear, frustration, confusion, resistance) I can quickly become exhausted and susceptible to mind-numbing distractions.
The good news, however, is that we are blessed with spiritual principles that will ground our lives in Truth rather than appearances, when we practice mind-fulness. As noted in our January 2nd Daily Word:
“Affirming divine order anchors me in the steadfast goodness of God.”
This Sunday we will explore the illusion and limitations of certainty and control, and how practicing our spiritual Truth principles can help us embrace the unknown and anchor ourselves in God’s Good.
As American Tibetan Buddhist Pema Chödrön says:
“Letting there be room for not knowing is the most important thing of all. When there’s a big disappointment, we don’t know if that’s the end of the story. It may just be the beginning of a great adventure. Life is like that. We don’t know anything. We call something bad; we call it good. But really we just don’t know.”
I look forward to sharing in the adventure of the mystery with you this Sunday…