I sat at table with a great bunch of folk on Saturday evening. We had just celebrated an intimate wedding together and were sharing the thin place of being witnesses to life change.
One of the women had just come from hearing the Dalai Lama speak here in Minneapolis.
She said that the gathered energy in the room was beautiful and the shine coming from the Dalai Lama was stunning.
She quoted one line that had caught the imagination and wisdom of her heart.
The Dalai Lama said that the quickest way to an early death is to meditate on pessimism.
It makes so much sense it doesn’t even feel like it needs saying.
The answer to the snargles that hold the soul of the world hostage are found in each of our choices made day after day.
Do we choose to focus on pessimism and record-of-wrong keeping, or do we choose to stoke the fires of compassion Jesus so sought for us to nurture?
We have power to make choices.
The couple who married chose the difficult path of growing soul with another.
We may choose to nurture the spark of the Holy that dwells within us each.
Pessimism kills. Compassion heals.
Choosing life matters.