“The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.” —Joseph Campbell
Today’s message and meditation celebrate the magnificence of your radiant, joyful spirit. If you could see your body as a physicist can see it, you would observe atoms or particles moving at lightning speed around vast, empty spaces. These particles aren’t material objects at all. They are fluctuations of energy and information in a huge empty space. And what is this space? It is the womb of creation, the field of all possibilities. It is the same place that nature goes to fashion a galaxy and to fashion a thought.
This field of pure potentiality is within you. It is your inner space that gives rise with amazing fertility to all of the divine qualities of the universe, including love, grace, abundance, joy, creativity, and freedom. You are a unique expression of everything in existence, and you shine with the beauty of a million stars.
Our centering thought for today is:
“I cherish the beauty in myself and others.”
Our Sanskrit mantra for today is:
“Sat, Chit, Ananda.” Existence, consciousness, bliss. (Saw-t, Chit, Ah-nawn-da)
There is a beautiful saying in India’s ancient Vedic tradition: “If you want to recreate the world, look at it with fresh eyes.” Today have the intention to see one thing as if for the first time. Look without the camouflage of your memories. Sometimes the hardest thing is to truly see someone we have known for a long time, such as our partner, child, or friend. We assume we know who they are, and so we stop seeing. It is also important to look at yourself as though doing so for the first time. We may assume that we know ourselves, but as we are discovering, who we are is much more than our limited ego-mind can envision. Through the eyes of your true self, take a few moments to consider how truly magnificent you really are. -Deepak & Oprah
The act of looking at things for the first time, that initial feeling of appreciation…if only we could capture that feeling and feel it all the time. We would definitely have less angry people in the world. We would definitely have more appreciation for others and the natural world around us.
We cannot allow the everyday worries and mood swings to let us forget that everyone is magnificent. Cherish the beauty in yourself. See the beauty in others. See the beauty in a flowering tree, the light on a mud puddle, the puff of a weed.
There is a thread of oneness, of magnificence, of beauty that connects all of us. Each of our uniquenesses creating a vast gallery of art. As Deepak said today, “we are all snowflakes in human form.” Alike because we come from the same divine source of creation, yet different because through our own experiences and influences we develop unique talents and abilities.
“Insist on yourself; never imitate. Your own gift you can present every moment with the cumulative force of a whole life’s cultivation; but of the adopted talent of another you have only an extemporaneous half possession. That which each can do best, none but his Maker can teach him.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson, Self-Reliance
We all could do with a bit more insistence of the beauty of ourselves and others. Far too much in modern culture is put on how to make others more “beautiful” on the outside. Not enough attention is put towards the beauty of the inner person. We could all do with a little more appreciation for our world as it already exists.
Today, tomorrow, next week, next year… share your uniqueness with the world. Cherish your beauty and others’.
Shine with the beauty of a million stars…
Om. So hum. Sham. Om Vardhanam Namah. Om Bhavam Namah. Sat. Chit. Ananda. Namaste.