The world needs you to build it. Unless you are building it, you are letting it slip. The world needs you to keep it up.
You cannot wash your hands of the world. You have a hand in it. You are like a mighty rung on a ladder.
That does not mean that you must get into the middle of the fray with your fists. Your thoughts. Remember your thoughts. Let your thoughts solve the problems of the world. Let your thoughts dissolve the problems of the world.
We often speak of letting go of the past. This is not a big project to let go of the past. It means that today is what matters. Whatever has befallen before is not connected to today. Oh, certainly, you make many associations, but you can let go of them now. If today is what matters, then today is what matters.
Today is spread out before you.
Consider today like a beach at the seashore laden with shells and surprising objects. You cannot know for a fact what you will find today. What you found yesterday is what you found yesterday.
Consider the possibility that today stands on its own. This is beautiful because each day is new and you are privileged to participate in it.
Whatever you think you were yesterday, you are you today. Whatever has been, has been, and today you start anew. Yesterday's footsteps were yesterday's footsteps, and today you don't need to fill them.
Whatever you were yesterday, you are someone else today.
Today is your new start. Begin anew. Not start all over. Just begin today with the promise it holds.
If you were felon yesterday, today you can be saint. You can be anything you want. Never mind what someone else thinks of you. Let not their opinions be like nails that hold you in place. Let their opinions be like birds that fly away overhead.
You are a possibility. You are not a foregone conclusion.
When I made you, I made you wholeness. Therefore you are all possibilities. What you were yesterday is only one of them.
The role you played yesterday is only the role you played yesterday.
Today may not hold a whole new cast of characters, but you are new. You may never have been beheld before. You have not beheld yourself before. Today behold yourself and venture forth in the new light of your simple compassion as you become a compatriot to all of fluctuating life.
Do you hear all the beating hearts of man waiting for you to rise to the occasion of today?
Day is an arbitrary convention. Getting up each day is merely a still picture of what is ever moving in the world.
You are always rising from the ocean.
There are no starts and stops. There are breaths taken and breaths held and breaths exhaled. But it is all of one motion.
Just so all of the universe coincides. It coincides within you.
The earth beats to your heartbeat.
You are the sounder of the universe.
The world dances to your tune.
You are in the midst of life. In a corner, under the covers, you are, no less than if you were on Main Street.
You are carried on a pallet of life. Through crowd or solitude, you wend your way in life, and so, you carry the crowd. Your influence is great. You, who are carried along in life, also buoy it up. It is an amazing thing how intrinsic you are to all of Creation, how vital, how instrumental, how beautiful, how aspiring, how fulfilling, how electrical, how amazing in this phenomenon called life.