Question is :
can you see it? pg 102
I was suddenly fascinated by it and couldn’t understand why all of the people in the cars around me and walking the sidewalks weren’t showing signs of the jaw dropping awe I was feeling.
“Look! Look! “I wanted to yell! “Isn’t it incredible?”
Then I really saw what was going on. They were me. I was seeing how often I walk and drive through my days oblivious to the the opportunities to move into that place of wonder and awe and gratitude….and yet, it is always there.
I sort of forget about it…although less and less these days . But when by Grace I take notice of those always-there moments…the soft-glow moon, a delicate, intricate tangle of tree branches silhouetted against a night sky, the warm, compassionate eyes of an elderly lady when I dropped my coffee while rushing out a door, an unsolicited hug from my son… if I notice, then I am transformed. Taken from the mundane to the magical, from unconsciousness to awareness and gratitude, from my head to my heart.
It’s that way for me as I walk this path of devotion. I can forget sometimes to remember.
love-serve-remember …a simple path to peace.
So even though I never sat in the heavy heat of an ashram courtyard in India chanting and holding Maharaj-ji’s sun-baked feet in my hands and I didn’t ride on that bus full of love deciding where to look for him only to discover that there was never anything to decide……I don’t have to be there to go there…It is just always here. The love is always right where I am.
I am deeply grateful to all of those who did spend time with Maharaj-ji and brought back the stories and experiences and that they so generously share . …And the love.
I lose myself in that love. It feels to me like the “limitless, undying love that shines around me like a million suns “ that John Lennon sings of in my favorite Beatles song Across the Universe. And it …”calls me on and on”.
I have no explanation for this sweet flow of love I am opened to by my connection and devotion to a man I never met and who never told anyone to do anything. I only know that he is always there.
I feel it. I know it. I am forever grateful.
JAI GURU DEV