Blog 1091 – 08.22.2018
At A Loss For Words
Sometimes when I am thinking of what I might share with you in the way of encouraging words I am momentarily at a loss for words but I have only to put pen to paper or more accurately fingers to the keys and something or someone takes over and comes up with something often as surprising to me as I hope it is to you. Whether that be a muse or a higher order of inspiration I am grateful to be but a small part of the process.
I have been visited as I think we all are by our better angels. When we have a tendency to think ill of ourself or others we might remember we all have equal access to our higher nature. One of those sayings attributed to good and loving grandmas is that if you cannot say anything nice about someone don’t say anything at all. That certainly would limit political conversation these days but then as I am in the encouraging word business I try to steer clear of politics. And when I cannot avoid it I try to remember a famous line from nineteen thirties political commentator and humorist Will Rogers who said, “I never met a man I did not like.” I think at least part of what he meant by that is that if you look at anyone long enough your are bound to find something you like about them.
That is the encouraging word for today. Look long and deep into those lovely and loving eyes of yours and if you have not realized it yet there is so much there to love. And your love is the key to unlocking the treasure house. My boyhood hero, Captain Kangaroo use to begin his morning show for children by taking out a big key ring and opening his magic world for us that he called, The Treasure House. Years later Fred Rogers would use a similar device, changing his shoes and slipping on a sweater to say to the kids, “We’re home now.”
Kids on car trips are famous for asking the question, “Are we there yet?” The quest for treasure, the Holy Grail, paradise, true love, Home is really about realizing that home and heaven are not some distant far off shore but that when we unlock our own hearts we find it there, already there.
I’m Already There
Your friend and fellow traveler,