A review of the first month of blogging: Accentuate the Positive (sounds like a song.) Oh, the temptation to grumble and complain! Life throws us many opportunities to either grow in goodness or to give in and focus on what is wrong in the world. The key word for me here is opportunity. I welcome the darkness where the tiniest spark of light has magnificent meaning. Like the paintings of the Dutch Masters who achieved stunning beauty with only a scattering of light, I can be a light in the darkness. To glow like the sun at dawn with the promise of a new day!
I believe, with Teilhard de Chardin, that the world is evolving. In the spiritual realm it is becoming unified in love. I know it doesn’t appear to be so and maybe it is Pollyannaish to say such a thing. Many say we need to face the brutal, ugly realities of evil in the world. And we do. But I choose not to life my life—and think, act and fear—as though they have already won. I choose to believe in the ultimate goodness of creation.
This has been a good month for me. I think I’ve grown. I notice more readily when my thinking begins to take me down that negative road. I’ve reflected on the power of praise, life-giving music, the value of critique, being in the fog, the beauty and abundance of nature, miracles and motivation: so many things. I’ve held hummingbirds, smelled flowers and picked up garbage, which is a good segue to October’s theme: letting go of attachments.