I appreciate the “love and light” movement that is happening within non-traditional religious circles these days. We do not do a great job of instilling, observing, and appreciating this understanding of inborn goodness within one another. YOU ARE of Love and Light. Now that being said, you are also the shadows and the darkness. It is just as helpful to know ourselves completely as the light and the dark, the helpful and the petty, the lover and the traitor. I often enjoy Walt Whitman’s take on this matter:
“Do I contradict myself? Fine, I contradict myself. I am large, I contain multitudes.”
May we see the ourselves and the world as Rumi and Walt does. Let us embrace everything that arises — knowing that all things happen for the good of those who love Life.