A Wonderful Friend...
Would you keep the presence of such a marvelous friend to yourself, or would you introduce your wondrous friend to everyone whom you meet?
Can you imagine the joy of introducing your wonderful friend to all of your other friends? Can you imagine the joy of introducing such an impeccable friend to the people you work with? and to the clerk at the store? and to someone who is having a bad day?
Oh what a joy it would be to see how this adorable friend would amaze your companions, bringing light and peace to every situation, bringing calm to the tormented, and providing answers to the puzzled!
The good news is, as the mystical poet Kabir said, "There is a Secret One inside us"... that wondrous friend is already within each of us, waiting to be embraced, waiting to be shown to the world, waiting for the opportunity to shine into the lives of each and every person that we meet.
The bad news (for the ego) is that we have been given only one heart, and that one heart can either radiate the troubled nature of one's own ego, or it can radiate the glorious essence of our Wonderful Friend.
Thus, we must deliberately choose which essence we shall offer to those whom we meet... will it be the essence of our own self-centered ego, or will it be the essence of our Wonderful Friend? It can only be one or the other.
Which will it be? Which will you offer to those whom you encounter?
Oh dear seeker, in the peaceful, calm depths of your own heart there is a wondrous Friend waiting to greet the world....
posted May 09, 2006