There are so many wonderful mysteries not only in this world through which we journey but also right within each of us! For instance, did you know that the distance from your heart to your toes is, proportionally, approximately the same distance as our sun to the most distant planet in the solar system? And did you know that all creatures — from the common garden gnat to the great whales that swim the seas — all have roughly the same number of heartbeats in a lifetime? What a mystery is this heart whose character we share; how unfathomable, how attractive, how powerful, how potentially perfect is its undiscovered promise.
But down through the ages the Wise have spoken of a still deeper mystery. Great prophets and sages alike have long taught that this heart hidden in the center of us — our own physical heart — is but a three-dimensional reflection of an invisible Celestial Heart whose outpouring life secretly animates our own. Imagine something like a water drop shot out from the spray of a huge coastal breaker — complete in itself with all the qualities and capabilities of water, and yet only a microcosmic version of the timeless ocean from which it springs and to which it returns — and you’ll have some idea of this wondrous vision.
If this description of the heart strikes you as being majestic, tireless, and timelessly magical, that’s because it is just that! And in some ways each of us knows this heritage to be true. Each time we intuit our native home to be among the unmeasured stars, or sense within us a vitality and capacity to give from resources without end, we have felt the beating of this Real Heart that dwells within our Hidden Self. And strangely enough, it is this vast potential that we feel beating in us that often makes our present state of Self seem so unsatisfactory, a captive of our own unrealized possibilities.
In this short talk, Guy Finley explains why it is so important to stand in the real light of awareness and become truly conscious of the parts of ourselves that supply an artificial light.
Click here to listen to “Nothing Flowers Without Light”
Most of us try to take from life as much as we can… struggling, in vain, to end a longing that never fails to prove itself endless. To see the truth of this is painful, but it’s also the only way to discover what we’ve really been searching for all along: The only thing on earth that is truly without end is our capacity to give ourselves… to life, to others, and to the Love that binds us together.
Any burden shared isn’t just half the burden — but a burden made lighter for all who agree to carry it; the unthinkable truth is that if everyone agreed to carry just a little more, everyone would carry a little less.