The W.O.R.D.S. Project (Words Open Resonating Depths of the Sacred): A weekly alphabetical search for questions.*
Belief in a life lived is all I need, because
Every day is a leap of faith.
Living in unity with the All,
Invites me to believe in Trust.
Envisioning the path on which I walk
Forwards my Wholy Self.
Am I a Believer? Yes. I believe in lots of things.
The smell of freshly cut grass in the summer. My children’s downy-soft earlobes. The full moon rising majestically over the Vermont mountains. The melancholy crooning of the mourning doves. The taste of dark, rich chocolate melting on my tongue.
I also believe in writing with groups of supportive, heart-honest people.
I believe in making decisions based on compassion (including for yourself), not rules. And acting from a place of confidence and happiness and love, not reacting from a place of fear.
I believe in equity, not equality. In cooperation and collaboration, not competition and conquering; power-with, not -over. In giving a hand-back to give a hand-up.
I believe in a Universe that is unfathomable, a mystery. A Universe – within and without – that yearns, and endlessly realigns, for balance and wholeness. A Universe that is a web of All That Is: all connected and all valuable to the Whole. believe when one part is weakened, so is the All.
I believe this is a great and simple definition of love: “Wishing for the happiness of the Beloved.” (Buddhist). And God is Love. Lotus is Flower. Love is God. Flower is Lotus. Love – wishing for others’ happiness – is the definition of divinity.
Yes, I am a Believer: In the divine in myself that is the divine in you that is the divine in all that is the Divine.
But that doesn’t mean I completely understand or know all the answers… and that’s okay.
Prompt: “I believe…”