Glancing at the news again... everywhere there is endless pain, suffering, and misery... much, if not most, caused by human action / inaction... even our precious blue Planet is crying out in an all-consuming grief... can you hear these groans of exhausting anguish?
And yet... and yet...
Even the terror of our collective suffering can not drown the sighs of love that are also everywhere... everywhere the flowers still tremble at the touch of bee or butterfly... everywhere the flight of birds still ripple the symphonic tendencies of breezing atoms... everywhere minds are opening to the possibilities of compassion... everywhere hands are opening in the gift of sacred action... Soup is on the stove and demonstrators are in the streets... In this very moment: all is lost... and all is found: in your courage to open... to surrender... to serve... to adore... to take root in every possibility for Love... this is exactly where hope resides: in you.
So, when next you glance at the news, tell someone, tell anyone, that hope is assured... good is assured... kindness is assured... justice is assured... because you are here... Beauty will save the world... and One Love Blessing is coursing about this precious blue Planet: because you are...
Robert Daniel Smith was privileged to serve the homeless and marginalized for 30 years in Salinas, California. Together with his wife, Michelle, they founded an intentional community called the 'Companions of the Way', also in Salinas. Robert and Michelle are community organizers, Catholic Worker renegades, sacred activists, writers, poets, artists, Divine Mother devotees, and practitioners of Kriya Yoga as taught by Rev. Ellen Grace O'Brian of the Center for Spiritual Enlightenment. Michelle is also a Montessori public school teacher. Robert is also an ordained Interfaith Minister.