"We are more alike, my friends, than we are unalike." ~Maya Angelou

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Words I Need To Say

Hey there, yes you, I wanted you to know...I wanted to tell you...
      -in case it's been a while since you heard the words:

You are magnificent in so many, many ways.
You have gifts of Spirit that are absolutely essential for the healing of the world.
No one can do the work or speak the words into your unique space and time because
only you have your personal contacts, the ears, minds and hearts that are open to you.

    Please, take a few moments to be still and find the center of who you are,
see and accept all the goodness you find there and then look outward, notice what the people around you need from you, and gift it to them. Don't wait.
 
    Maybe it is your time they need, sitting with them and listening...or simply sitting, or walking by their side, or sitting beside their bed, reading.
    Maybe they need you to stand by them against an oppressor.
    Maybe it is your talent that is needed.
    Maybe it is the touch of your hand.
    Maybe it is the sound of your voice affirming the work they are trying to achieve against staggering odds, of which you are unaware.

    Step out of your own concerns, so that you are able to hear what their heart is whispering to your heart.  Then have the courage to take a chance on saying or doing that thing for them. They may brush you aside, but that doesn't mean they didn't hear you.
     Put the words out there and let the results go.  The results are not your concern.  You do not need to be thanked or to see their response. The speaking of the words, or doing of the deed is your responsibility.
    Remember, you are not the only giver. We are all in this garden together.
 Be content to plant the seed, or bring the water, or offer shade.
     You have so much to give. There is so much to do.
As I used to tell my students, "Be Brave".




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