Good Morning, God
Yes, I’m up early. The Worries of the World had me in a funk. So, I got up and did my first Centering Prayer. After that I read a page from my hardcopy book by Caroline Myss, Intimate Conversations with the Devine. I read a lovely story about a man who sent her an email about his “near death” experience. He said he had met Jesus and was able to ask one question. He asked, “What’s the purpose of life?” And Jesus told him that “Love was the only true reason for life: to experience the power of love.”
That was a Word that helped her out of her funk. And this morning it helped me out of mine.
It also reminded me of a blog I had written a few days ago but had not been able to save or publish. In that blog I was remembering how, God, years ago I had been angry at You for sending us out into Life with a Human Layer of our brain that was TOO THIN. My basic reptilian brain was always bursting forth through it! With FLARES of Judgment, and Anger and Hate.
It didn’t ever occur to me that it was MY JOB to thicken up that Human Layer by how I thought, and how I lived. ME? ME, RESPONSIBLE FOR ME??? I mean, of course, I knew that exercise affected my body. But, it never occurred to me that acts of kindness might also affect me.
This idea, God, feel like a revelation. I’m sitting here smiling. Because, I have a wonderful husband on whom to lavish acts of lovingkindness. In truth, God, given my somewhat hyper nature, getting better at being kind and loving in the daily specifics of our life together, is the real challenge for me.
Will exercising lovingkindness more purposefully, actually thicken up my cortex? My human layer as I call it? YES! This is a “truth” that goes beyond facts.