It seems like most of us are constantly in search of Clarity. I know I crave it — sureness or assurance, a focus, a sense of “rightness” and knowing — Clarity instead of whatever confusion or befuddlement I’d rather not be experiencing…
But it occurs to me that this is an oversimplification and reduction of the meaning of clarity. To be truly clear calls us much deeper than this, and we miss out if we equate it with mere certainty and answers. To be clear we must dig deep -- deep into the mud, deep into wonder.
At last we can move beyond thinking of clarity as something to be attaining or achieved or received. And we can actually BECOME THE CLEARING.
I can’t wait to see you Saturday evening for our celebration service at 6:00pm, at Albuquerque Center for Spiritual Living. Join us at 5:30 for refreshments, community, and cheer! XO, Rev. Drew
I’ve found myself once again caught up in hyper-active super-productive achievement mode. This in itself isn’t a bad thing. I like being active. I like getting stuff done. But what I’m discovering (again) is how easy it is for my to-do lists to obliterate my peace. Or, more to the point, how quick I am to sacrifice peace on the altar of Productivity. There’s nothing fun about that.
And the thing is: I don’t want it to be either/or. I want both/and. Productivity and Peace!
What it feels like is that I simply need more time. If I had more time, then I’d relax. If I had more time, then I’d practice self-care. If I had more time, then I’d meditate, and go for leisurely strolls, and while away the afternoon in the park with a good book… If only I could MAKE TIME…
This week, I’m considering the possibility that I don’t have to MAKE anything. Maybe there’s already all the time in the world. Maybe I just need to claim it.
Can’t wait to see you Saturday at 6:00, at Albuquerque Center for Spiritual Living (abqcsl.org). Music by Patty Stephens and Sid Fendley. Join us at 5:30 for refreshments, community, and cheer! XO, Rev. Drew