Exploring Life

Exploring Life
by Nancy Bowers, RScP

“We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.” ~ T. S. Eliot

“Let all things be exactly as they are.” ~Lesson 268, A Course in Miracles

Life is forever happening through us. As I breathe into the awareness of this moment, I release all ideas of opposition to NOW and relax into appreciation for this moment’s beauty. I am curious. I am mindful. I allow it to be exactly as it is, releasing any and all superimposing ideas that resist what is. I recognize that life happens through me, not to me. I notice how I’ve giving meaning to it based on my past experiences, robbing it of its uniqueness. I think I know and when I think I know, I fail to explore.

Let me explore. dear Lord. Saturate me with the newness. Take me to depths I’ve previously overlooked through my notions of familiarity. Relieve me of the boredom of a mind that is caught in its limited ideas of the known, and instead, propel me into the intimacy of truly seeing, without judgment, cleared of opinions, stripped of the varnish of former perspectives into the whitewashed purity of simply being fully in this NOW moment. May I gleefully witness the love that is everywhere present.

Let me wholeheartedly embrace living with the freshness of innocence. May I release all the preconceived notions of my expectations and bask in the delight of novelty. I pray that Thy will, Thy mission of Love be my heart’s impetus. Sweep me into the ecstasy of Divine Embrace, free of human ideas of right and wrong. May Thy Peace be my peace. May Thy Love be my love. May I forever follow Thy lead, recognizing that I do not need to grasp anything intellectually to be guided, I need only cling to my intention; Thy Intention. Love.

How grateful I am to rest in the calm of faithfulness. How deeply I appreciate the Presence of Love. I release any and all notions of there being anything wrong and allow all things to be exactly as they are, embracing their is-ness, fawning with eager anticipation of being surprised by the discovery of life and the love that envelops me constantly. I am thankful to get lost in the sacredness of Life – this One Life; God’s Life.

And in this Sacred Embrace, I loose my grip and allow all things to be exactly as they are. My opinions never changed anything but my experience and I am ready to live God’s elation.

And so it is. Amen.