Who can make your heart feel uneasy but you? You are the decider of your heart. Yes, you may think you have no choice. You think your heart rises and falls depending upon what happens around you or seemingly to you. You feel that your heart is a temperature gauge, as if your heart can only read what it’s given to read.
Let Us sing praise for the gift of life you have been given. I gave it to you, beloveds. I gave it to you for good reason. I sent you out to play in the world and to make it beautiful. Life on Earth is important. Just because it is illusion doesn’t mean life in the world is unimportant.
This is the day you have been waiting for. Whatever day this is, this is the case. You have been waiting for days to come, and now this day has come right up to you. This day is upon you. Open up to it. Savor its delicacies.
Today will be filled up to the brim for you. It is yours. It has come to meet you. This day has come to call on you. It came right in your door. This is your day, and you have been waiting for it. Yes, get up now and greet it.
When you have taken offense, you have taken offense. You took it. You accepted it. You didn’t have to take offense, but you did. You participated. You joined yourself to a remark someone made, or you took offense to a tone of voice, or an expression on another’s face, or a gesture, or a look in someone’s eye.
In human terms, there is right, and there is wrong. No two people think just alike. No two people agree on everything. Where is it said that they must? Yet there is difficulty in allowing another point of view or another opinion. What is this need for agreement really about? What is at stake?
So what if someone belongs to one religion or political party or another? What if someone sees one way and you another. What is so all-important?
Consider today a page in a book you are reading. Tomorrow you turn another page. Or so you imagine.
What is called the future is made of blank pages that will become the today’s page once more. It is like today is again and again.
On the human plane, your life is made of today's. What else could your life be made of? Certainly not this arbitrary past and future.
Your whole life in the world is like pages you turn every day. To be more accurate, you turn a page every second. Your life is made of the page you turn right now. Now is today.
Life is not intended to be a struggle. When you resist life and struggle against it, then life is a struggle.
Your view of life is a big factor in your life. Perhaps you have slandered life, have a low opinion of it, want to be in control of it.