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Held by the Hands of Love

  • Elliott
  • October 2, 2012
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Life is so easy when we surrender and live life in alignment with Universal Laws. At the same time it can become exceptionally challenging when we insist on having our own way. Consider these wise words from Ranier Maria Rilke:

How surely gravity’s law,
strong as an ocean current,
takes hold of even the strongest thing
and pulls it toward the heart of the world.

Each thing –
each stone, blossom, child –
is held in place.
Only we, in our arrogance,
push out beyond what we belong to
for some empty freedom.

If we surrendered
to earth’s intelligence
we could rise up rooted, like trees.

Instead we entangle ourselves
in knots of our own making
and struggle, lonely and confused.

So, like children, we begin again
to learn from the things,
because they are in God’s heart;
they have never left him.

This is what the things can teach us:
to fall,
patiently to trust our heaviness.
Even a bird has to do that
before he can fly.

~ Rainer Maria Rilke ~

(Rilke’s Book of Hours: Love Poems to God,
translated by Anita Barrows and Joanna Macy)

A Life, lived fully, is one in which we absolutely trust that the entire Universe is conspiring to assist us in our quest to share our gifts and talents with the world. Every time I take the reins and insist that things play out the way I think they should, life just seems to laugh at me.

My life today is about doing what is right in front of me, with a joyous heart.

It is easy to know what is mine because it is the path of the greatest joy.


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