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