“Between two worlds life hovers like a star, twixt night and morn, upon the horizon’s verge.” — Lord Byron
Life is always on the brink, always on the verge of becoming, always tumbling inevitably into the unknown. This stirs up great emotional energy! It can feel like excitement, when we’re anticipating something good. Or it can feel like anxiety, when we’re fearing something not-so-good. Most of the time it’s a mixed bag because we’re really not sure what to expect.
What we don’t always recognize is: how we relate to life on the brink is exactly what creates that which we’re on the brink of.
Can’t wait to see you Saturday at 6:00, at Albuquerque Center for Spiritual Living (abqcsl.org). With special music by my friend, Karl Richardson. Join us at 5:30 for wine & cheer! XO, Rev. Drew
I’ve always loved Kahlil Gibran’s ode to offspring as “the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for Itself.” And I’ve been thinking about how this is an apt description of all that we create — everything we bear and nurture and raise. It’s a good way to think about the future, our individual futures and our future together: the future into which we are living is the result of Life’s longing for Itself.
Our hopes & dreams & desires & activities are all how we embody Life’s longing. Sometimes we long in a way that is forlorn, pregnant with a sense of what’s missing, and perpetually give birth to frustration. Sometimes we are full of longing in a lusty robust way, seizing the present and creating with passion. Sometimes we agonize and labor. Sometimes we open and allow. Longing and satisfaction, contentment and ambition — the interplay of these divine urges within us is what creates all our tomorrows. We are the mothers of our own future.
I can’t wait to see you this Saturday at 6:00, at Albuquerque Center for Spiritual Living (abqcsl.org). Patty Stephens and Sid Fendley will be there! Join us at 5:30 for wine & cheer. XO, Rev. Drew