The Sweetness of Life
Alicia Kay Hanlen
Taos Study Group
The spiritual, mental and physical do not contradict each other, are not divided against each other, but are one in essence. — Ernest Holmes
Infinite Divine Life, what a joy it is to really know and embrace the truth that “God is and I am”. Knowing this ultimate connection allows one to fully partake in all of the beauty, joy, passion, and yes, even pain that life presents. So, in this moment I breathe in the sweet air that sustains my body, and indeed my life. I make the conscious choice to open wide to all of the undertakings and feelings that I partake of, and just like a piece of hard candy, slowly suck the sweetness and savor every moment of those experiences. Either in my imagination or in physical reality, I dance and sing and jump for joy with the bliss of life. I create an amazing day, reaching out in love and support to friends and family and those I love, spreading this joy with every encounter. And in those moments that are challenging or painful, I bring to mind that sweetness, knowing that Life provides everything that I need to see me through the challenge or the pain. My heart is filled to overflowing with the love and the joy that this day brings, and I am so grateful to be alive. And so it is.