"You are a necessary part of a long story." One of the people I love most in the world is having a hard time and it's partially my fault. She is a bright, creative, passionate young woman and I've tried to be supportive and loving but I've fallen far short of my intentions. I've let my own insecurities and fears keep me from being who I wanted to be with her and from sharing with her my heart and my spirit.
This morning as I picked up this book, I suddenly realized how little I had helped her understand her place in the world. Now her spirit is crying out for help and I'm hoping that this slim volume of daily readings will help guide me in finding a way to guide her.
I passed along today's reading to her and I especially hope she hears these words and that they find fertile ground deep within her.
You are a guardian of the seeds for the world to come. All that has gone before and all that is yet to come is within you. Through you passes humanity's saving fire. You are running in a relay. This is the moment you have been chosen to hold the torch. You cannot refuse to run. Whatever you do is part of your page in the story of life.And, for myself, I hope I find the courage to truly be who I am in the world and never again withhold my heart or my spirit.
Be yourself. That is who you were meant to be. You are a note, a necessary note in a beautiful song.