“Just” a cup of coffee –Journey of Courage 02.09.05

Guiding Thought

I am ready and willing, here and now, to be courageous. I release my mind’s idea of security, of “right” and of “wrong”. I allow my personality to dissolve and to become One with the Love that Is, everywhere. All false boundaries evaporate like mist in the sun as I devote myself to the Oneness of Love.

Contemplation / Reflection

Wait, what?  Allow my personality to dissolve?!  But then I won’t be ME! Now that DOES take courage! When I look at a tree, I ask, “what part of that tree is the tree? Is it the branch? Is it the trunk? Is it the roots, or the soil, or the sun, or the water that nourishes it? Is a cup of coffee “just a cup of coffee”, or is it the beans, the water, the barista that brewed it, the machine it was brewed in, the workers at the plantation that grew it, the workers that lovingly nurtured it, the trucker that transported it?

From this perspective, the entire universe dwells within “just” a cup of coffee. Or “just” a tree.  Similarly, I MUST have the entire universe dwelling in “me”.  I am the result of every person I encounter, every experience I have, every certainty and doubt I hold.  When I allow myself this broader perspective, I can see that allowing my personality to dissolve invites the universe of Love to express through me.  It’s like engaging with these daily Guiding Thoughts.  I can “force” myself to do this “homework”, grudgingly.  I prefer to read the Guiding Thought the day before providing a response to it.  Then, I just let the Guiding Thought percolate throughout the day. As a result, as much as possible, I can allow my personality to dissolve, and present a response that is neither “right” nor “wrong”, but simply the response that wells up from a place of Oneness with Love that is within me.


Guest Contributor Mary Wallace





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2 thoughts on ““Just” a cup of coffee –Journey of Courage 02.09.05

    • Hi Kat, glad you like this. I’d love to hear more about Perennial Philosophy–I’ve never heard of it (go figure!); I just googled it, and will have to look/read more about it. Thanks for being here.

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