Gaining perspective by observing the basics
Perspective is everything, isn’t it? I have heard it said that Ernest Holmes, would, on occasion, dine with a vase of weeds on his dining room table. What great insight and wisdom he had. He considered it a beautiful reminder that the creative intelligence of Life flows equally through every living thing and that the only real difference between a weed and a rose was our judgement; the value we choose to place upon one over the other.
What is a weed?
A plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
While we may prefer roses over weeds, it doesn’t mean one is more sacred than the other; the Divine imbues Itself equally in all living things, which includes each of us. What value shall we place on all that our eyes gaze upon today? Where might we begin the conscious practice of reverence? The ancient philosopher Pythagoras offers us the perfect place to start: “Above the cloud with its shadow is the star with its light. Above all things reverence thyself.” Reverence starts in the mirror. In other words, above and beyond all appearances, opinions and circumstances, know there is a light, a sacred Presence, within you. Recognize It, honor It, and revere It, and It will set you free to then love the world.