Most of us spend a lot of time looking for what’s missing. We look for holes, for the absence of something. A hole may show up as brokenness, a need for healing. Sometimes it appears as a call for attention or action, something that needs to be transformed.
I think we’re on the lookout for these holes because we tend to perceive them as opportunities. We hope that WE are what’s missing, that what WE have to offer might fill the hole…
The problem is, looking for what’s missing & wrong & out of order & unworkable becomes a habit. We can seek and find incompleteness everywhere. And maybe this search yields up short-term fixes for our craving to be needed. But it won’t ever satisfy our soul’s deeper yearning — which is to experience the Whole rather than the hole, to experience ourselves and the world and everything in it as Whole, Complete, and Perfect.
There’s a spiritual practice for us in this: to be called not just by lack but by Fullness, to be called not just by dysfunction but by Excellence, to let our next right step be not about what’s missing but what’s already Present & Powerful & Magnificent in us and in All of Life.
I can’t wait to see you this Saturday at 6:00, at Albuquerque Center for Spiritual Living (abqcsl.org). Please join us for wine & cheer at 5:30. XO, Rev. Drew