Knowing the essence of All as my Self, I respect and revere All Life. I love my Self; I love All Life. I bring this Love regularly, sincerely, and thankfully to all my activities and interactions. I now Know the Peace inherent in Oneness. I Know All as my Self. I Know my Self as Love.
Peace is timeless. In the Peace of Oneness, there is no time and space. No beginning, no end. As a dear friend once wrote to me, Peace is Beyond understanding. It’s not that we don’t understand. Beyond understanding is Where we will find peace. Beyond understanding is of the heart, not of the mind.
I started this reflection by reading the guiding thought, and nothing came up. I read the words, my brain/mind don’t have a clue how to respond. I wait, I pause, I let go of wanting to sound smart, of wanting to have just the right response for this Day 40 reflection.
I re-read an email discussion with a dear friend from 2013. It is here that I get my inspiration. This is where the Beyond Understanding comes from. Over 6 years ago, we were in discussion about Peace. I was struck by how the message “peace be with you” is totally absolutely non-denominational. Peace be with You. A little email, a big discussion. Now 6 years later, it comes back to me, and the message is timeless. I am Peace, I must Be Peace. I make a difference, we all make a difference. Just a little discussion of Peace has rippled through time, to touch us again. I know myself, ourselves, as Love, and we make a difference.
May Peace be with us All.
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Journey of Peace – Day 40 – Lita
Knowing the essence of All as my self, I respect and revere All Life. I Love my Self. I Love All Life…
The first thought that popped into my head with this guiding thought was the dictum in the Christian Testament by Jesus to “Love your neighbor as yourself”. All of the major religions carry this same message in their own words.
This statement leads me to a second thought. It is another dictum; this time from the 4th Century theologian and philosopher, Agustine of Hippo. I differ with much of his theology these days, but I happened to have grown up in a household where theology, philosophy, and history were regularly discussed. This one I agree with. Agustine stated: Love God above all things and do what you will. We had many a conversation about this in my house.
Wiccan’s have a similar saying: Harm none and do what you will.
It’s is all about alignment, isn’t it? When I truly love myself then my will is aligned with the Divine – the Divine in me, the Divine in you, the Divine all around. There is no separation then.
This Journey of Peace is a pathway, one of many, to the alignment of Love and Will. Diversions and meandering journeys are certainly part of my experience. I do know when I am in alignment with Love. I feel it in my heart, my mind, my soul and my body. I certainly feel it more acutely when I am out of alignment. There is always another breath, another step, another conversation, another invitation to bring me back into alignment.
Day 40 Peace – Mary
Yesterday I wrote that sometimes I’m not a very nice person. Steve and I discussed that and I guess we all have “moments”. I got to thinking about some of the people in my life and what I experience with each of them. I have friends who have been friends for many years. I have friends who share specific hobbies or interests. There are those who have been part of my world for a relatively short time. There are family members. Each of them represents a different kind of relationship. And I learn something about myself from all of them. I wrote that I snapped at Steve yesterday. This is a person who shares day-to-day everything with me. He’s the most precious person. And yet, he gets to see the worst of me. Not only my bed head, but my temper, my clutter, my disorganized self. He deserves my best, and he gets that, but he also gets my worst. Sometimes it’s embarrassing. There’s a woman in the family who is expert at pushing my buttons in terms of punctuality. There’s a friend who’s not good with returning borrowed things. There’s another who seems to have difficulty holding a job. There’s another who “drinks too much”. Each of these individuals is a mirror for my own weaknesses and “faults”. I see my own judgments and opinions and evaluations through each of these people. I recognize that I’m looking through a very unique, one-of-a-kind, set of filters developed over my lifetime of experience. I’m so thankful for each of the people in my life for helping me to see who I am. Because I love all of these imperfect beings, I must also love my Self with all my imperfections. It is with great gratitude that I bow to the people in my life. It is through them that I get to Know All as my Self and I get to Know my Self as love. Peace be with you each and every one. Namaste! I love you!