Let Light Stream Forth
In my opinion, the single most important responsibility of being a human is to bring
love itself to life. As humans, we have the unique ability and opportunity to be living, breathing expressions of the fundamental essence of all life because we are capable of being aware of our essence; essence which creates all life.
In order to bring love to life, we must first intimately, and with awareness, know our essence; we must know who we are. The most effective way to reveal this is through stillness. It is in silence that the attachments to the external distractions can fall away long enough for inner awareness to be revealed. This is why the great spiritual traditions recommend a practice of meditation. Making the choice to sit still, even for just a few minutes a day, brings the entire energetic system into a quietness that is difficult to attain when we are engaged in daily activities. The more often this is done, the easier it becomes to touch into that stillness which is always present, no matter what we are actively engaged in. It is within this stillness that we can sense essence ... true source ... that open, empty, transparent, luminous and boundless nature of being. That which is light itself.
The more we allow the external distractions to fall away, the stronger this light will emanate through us. Remember you are light. You are not only a "being of the light" ... you are light itself. You are both. Both, but not two different things.
Shine forth and bless all beings around you!
Contemplate Now: Observe the Observer:
A contemplative human; being in the world but not of it.