I have people in my life who share with me their deepest thoughts and challenges, their desires to bring about change in this world, and the conviction that they are called to be more loving every single day and I marvel at the miracle of spiritual growth. Really, it is nothing short of a miracle that we ever wake up enough to see the truth about ourselves, about God in our lives, about the world around us. I am grateful that we live in a miraculous world! And then to watch us move forward, not in a sort of New-Year's-Resolution-I will-do-this-better sort of way. But to move forward effortlessly because a shift has occurred at our deepest level. Something that we said "yes" to at some point, but now, just is. No going back because now we are new people.
The more I experience, the more deeply I see and the more profoundly grateful I become. Today, my desire and prayer is that I will look deeply and lovingly at whatever comes into my path, be it joy and ease or suffering and pain. They are all my teachers and all a privilege.