As we continue on the journey called life into the new year, I would like to share some inspiration from Gary Zukav‘s new book, Universal Human, with you.
As I transitioned into the new year with my family and best friend, I was reflecting on reverence, what this means to me and why it is so important.
Reverence, for me, is a feeling of profound awe and respect connected to love, that is felt or shown to someone or something. It is to uphold something or someone dear or valuable to you, close to your heart.
„Reverence is contact with the essence of every person, bird, plant, animal, and thing, with the essence of the Earth and all upon and in it. It is contact with the interior of its beingness. Reverence is accepting the principle of the sacredness of Life, any way that you define sacred. Reverence is the experience that all Life is, in and of itself, of value and that everything is Life.“ GZ
As I read these words, I realise how intimately connected we all are - a deep and intimate sharing that radiates from the space of reverence.
Gary then goes on to share more about Sharing.. „All this is sharing. It is sharing not as an action but as an environment, an atmosphere, so to speak, just as the air that we breathe is not shared. It is. We need not ask for it. We need not receive it. It is a gift. It is as our world is. Sharing is as souls are…
Sharing is the same as giving, and giving is the same as sharing when there is no hidden agenda. When love is the inspiration, love is the giver. Love is also the receiver. One of the greatest gifts you can give to others is to receive their love. This does not mean to exploit their love. It means to open yourself to the love they have to give…
You experience reverence when, for a moment, your drop judgements and angers and resentment. In other words, when you drop your fear. Fear is not so easily dropped, yet the experience of fear dropping away is one that many humans have encountered. It is the experience of grace, the experience of ease, of effortlessness in your life, of a lack of fear entirely. Thoughts of judgment are not present. Thoughts of right and wrong are not present, for they do not exist.“
In Reverence, for each other, for our purpose individually and collectively, and for lives lived fully,
„Suche das Licht nicht im Außen, finde das Licht in Dir und lasse es aus Deinem Herzen strahlen:“ Rumi