Spirit Is Singing Everywhere

As I began to awaken to the spirit within me, I also began to awaken to the world. During most of my life, I had difficulties with the world and in the world. I believed that only after this life would things begin to make sense. I saw this world filled with massive contradictions, barely inhabitable – in many areas and for many people, uninhabitable.

That has changed remarkably.

I look out my back window as I write this and I can see elm branches rustling in the wind, heavy with April seed pods. I hear a basketball thumping on cement next door. I hear the cooing of a mourning dove. I hear the chirping of our pet parakeets in the room behind me. I see a stone rabbit in the backyard garden that has yet to bloom – and all of it is beautiful.

I didn’t realize spirit was on the outside too.

I am still aware of the pain and fear that dampened my world for so many years – the constant gnawing inside – sometimes a low hiss other times a bone-crunching intensity. This is the pain and fear we all experience.

That pain and fear forces our growth. It insists we find a way to solve it, to move beyond. Leaving it behind takes work, daily effort. That effort takes practice, experiments in grace, and the risk of entertaining the stupid belief that life can be welcoming, healthy, and beautiful.

Once the spirit begins to grow inside, the outside reflects the glow.

I see that beauty on the outside now, in the dazzling world of wood and leaves, on the streets that used to seem so vicious, in everyone’s eyes. And the rushing vitality outside reflects again back through me.

I am not Pollyanna. I know there is much work to do in this world. But there is so much more that I can do now that I see the world as worthy and pain and fear no longer cloud my vision.

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10 thoughts on “Spirit Is Singing Everywhere

  1. So glad you are able to now see the beauty. I spent many years in deep depression but somehow was always able to be saved a little at least by the beauty of nature.

  2. Yes, Robert it is beautiful, indeed. These words, still words mind you, are the only tool there is for us to describe metaphysical principles. Dualistic and relative words are perceived by dualistic and relative feelings, emotions and desires.(Persons)
    What you have written is your personal experience. I can say this because I see or talk to you on daily bases.

    ((( What is looking is what I am looking for)))
    Now, in the writings, it is obvious that : “What is looking is seeing itself” Maybe the separate ‘seer’ disappear soon. leaving ” The seeing” only.
    LOVE HASHIM

  3. Beautiful 🙂 I so understand. I used to look at our world as a bad place but today I realize that God has placed so many beautiful things around us and I marvel in them. 🙂

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