To accord is to be in agreement or harmony with something. And who doesn’t want to be in harmony with life, right? Yet most of us most of the time are out of it in one way or another. We may accord to pieces of life, particular and exclusive aspects, this smidgen and that bit, but certainly not the messy rest!
There are aspects of life and the way it shows up that really really challenge our commitment to harmony. There are parts that seem downright wrong, unequivocally bad — like, how can it be possible or desirable (even in an ideal world) to agree with THAT, to make peace with THAT?!
This week I’m thinking about how we can harmonize without compromising our own integrity. Each of us is here on the planet with a point of view, and sometimes we’re very passionate about our unique perspective. (I know I am, and I like being RIGHT when I feel RIGHT). But what I’m interested in is: how can we hold and express our own sense of “right” without envisioning ourselves at odds with each other and with the Totality.
“The trials on the road to world harmony are no greater than the courage of those who accept the challenge.” - Carl Lewis
Can’t wait to see you for our celebration service Saturday at 6:00. Join us at 5:30 for refreshments, community, and cheer. At Albuquerque Center for Spiritual Living. XO, Rev. Drew