Awakening to our Destiny
“With the utmost joy and gladness, serve ye the human world, and love ye the human race…Wherefore, rest ye not, be it for an instant; seek ye not a minute’s respite nor a moment’s repose. Surge ye even as the billows of a mighty sea, and roar like unto the leviathan of the ocean of eternity.” ~ ‘Abdu’l-Bahá
In our most quiet moments, each of us yearn for our lives to count for something more. To make a difference. To probe for a deeper significance in life. To discover the clarity of our destiny.
We are each born with a destiny to fulfill. The fulfillment of it as unique as each bud that unfurls. Each star that burns. Each snowflake that falls. And yet, it is a destiny beyond our mere selves.
It is a destiny that ultimately ties us to each other. To one great common purpose. Embedded into the fabric of our very existence, we are all called to the destiny of making the cause of the human race, the common cause for each of us.
That, I believe, is our true calling in life. To love. To honour. To work together for a common good.
It takes a new sort of bravery to live through the 21st century. We are brought to the heights of wonderment at man’s ability to invent. Simultaneously, we are brought to our knees by the depths of depravity the human mind is able to create. We are bowed down at the weight of calamity wrought by the hands of our fellow men.
Perhaps, there is no better time to awaken to our high purpose than – right now. The foundation we build our world on rests today on what we work together to build it up on.
“That the passing of centuries and cycles of life may not undermine. An edifice of peace which the rolling of ages cannot overthrow.” ~ Century of Light
This is the time for deeds. The time for words has ended. The wrongs in the world continue to exist because people talk only of their ideals and do not strive to put them into practice. Unless the goodness of our thoughts are translated into the world of action, they mean nothing.
As human beings, we tend to forget easily. If viewed from one perspective, that might be beneficial for our personal well-being. From another, we lose the opportunity to put in place the missing link so necessary for the lasting security and well-being for ourselves by failing to take action.
The furore in Boston. The furore in Delhi. The furore in Aleppo. The sparks of agitated furore all around the globe. I cannot in all clear conscience duck my head and remain oblivious or untouched by the events that have taken place around the world in just this past one week.
It has touched me in a deep, almost wrenching way. It has awakened the mother in me. The spouse in me. The very human-ness in me. Just as I believe it has in you. The thought of putting oneself in the shoes of the victims is a burden too great to bear.
What do regular people like you and I do in the aftermath of such shattering events? Where do we go from here? How do we make sense of this world we live in? What do we tell our children? What do we even begin to tell ourselves? Because, I am sure this will not be the last nor the worst of the storms we as a whole mankind would have to face.
What will we allow to shape our world today?
All this and more, I grapple with.
I believe the choices we make right now in the aftermath of such evident evils and tyranny will determine the future course of mankind in history. What we silently speak to ourselves. How we connect the dots. How we translate such acts of evil into the way we live.
“We do not veer off the rails in an explosion of error. We make a succession of uncorrected missteps, and then when we check, the good we would do seems far out of reach…. Depravity does not enter creation in a tidal wave of wrongness. It comes in as a slow, silent leak, drip by quiet drip until the earth is flooded…” ~ Desmond Tutu
It is so crucial that we do not leave the matters of global security only to the hands of our leaders. That is to shrug off our own responsibility which perhaps have a greater impact in the long run. Let us not be the silent leak which drip unnoticed in our apathy and indifference in the face of such challenging times.
“When we pay attention, it is possible to halt evil in its tracks.” Desmond Tutu writes in his book Made for Goodness.
I see the crisis which engulfs our world today as the birthing pangs in the evolutionary process of growth of humanity. Just as one observes in one’s life the tumultuous rite of passage one takes to reach maturity, these global events are showing us where we have gone wrong. How we address those crucial missing links is necessary for our development as individuals and as a world.
Far from signalising the end of civilisation, the convulsive changes towards which humanity is being ever more rapidly impelled will serve to release the potentialities inherent in man and reveal the full measure of his destiny.
To choose such a course of viewing our world is not to deny humanity’s past but to understand it. Far from a reason for despair, the state of our world today can be viewed as the unavoidable tumult which marks the collective coming of age of our human race.
Each block that we put in place requires the genuine civilisation of our character and the ennobling of our conscience. In light of what has taken place and continue to take place, anger, hatred and cynicism are very natural feelings. Indifference and apathy too.
But what shall we choose to build our world on after the grief and bloodshed? What will we allow to define us as a human race?
Destiny – the fulfilment of one’s true purpose. That purpose is peace and unity and no more hurting each other, please. Our one common purpose for all mankind.
“There is much evil in the world.
If, when someone harms us, we react with hatred,
in resentment, we are throwing the evil out into the world again,
augmented by our own reaction, but if we forgive the
wrong-doer we transmute his action into a test
by which our soul has been able to develop.
Thus we shall, as it were,
have absorbed the effect of the evil deed and
converted it to good ends.”
~ The Universal House of Justice
I see the crisis which engulfs our world today as the birthing pangs in the evolutionary process of growth of humanity. Just as one observes in one’s life the tumultous rite of passage one takes to reach maturity, these global events are showing us where we have gone wrong. How do we address those crucial missing links so necessary for our development as individuals and as a world.===
Interesting, Kakak Sharon. Very interesting. 🙂 I had this same thought quite a while ago. I was wondering if the first thousands of years of human civilization were full of direct guidance from God through Prophets and Holy Men, then, metaphorically speaking, human civilization was going through the stage of infancy. Like an infant that needs nursing, humanity needs direct guidance from God who spoke through the selected few. That is why our ancestors were given the Ten Commandments and the like. Now that the time for prophecy has ended, well, at least according to the Islamic tradition, I am tempted to argue that we, humanity, are entering another stage of life. Perhaps, teenage-hood? This is reasonably grounded given your argument above that we’re having such tumultuous phase of life before entering maturity. Much of teenage-hood is full of heedlessness, narcissism, and rebellion, right? It seems that such chaotic situation is truly necessary before we’re able to understand fully and are worthy enough to enter the World of Light.
The shell has to be broken first before we’re getting the pearl, right?
Aah I think you’ve nailed it! I admire your penetrating insights on the progressive revelation over the ages and the evolutionary state of humanity, my dear Subhan.
It is indeed wonderful to see that you have also captured the essence of this metaphor of the various stages of growth and where we are now at as a world. All created things have their stages in which they reach maturity. We look at nature and we see that there is a season and stages of growth found from a seed. The seed ultimately reaches the fullness of its “destiny” when the tree starts to bear fruits.
Similarly, there are periods and stages in the collective life of humanity. And as you so accurately diagnosed, mankind is now going through the turbulent age of adolescence. The birthing pangs is felt as we enter from one phase to another and emerge maybe a little battered and worn but hopefully also, a little more wise and a whole lot more mature.
The confusion, upheaval, and the cumulative evidences of disintegration marks the struggle we as a world are immersed in. Yet, it is precisely these earth-shattering and even alarming state of affairs which are acutely necessary for our individual and collective awakening.
The purging of such deeply rooted and overwhelming contamination is needed. For how else will we ever learn to see the evil and folly of racism, religious prejudice, nationalism, materialism which have held us captives for so long?
It is my deep belief that the answer lies in grasping the truth of Unity and the Oneness of mankind.
Thank you so much Subhan for your valuable contribution to this discussion. I appreciate your thoughts, friendship and support so very much. May we all discover the pearls of wisdom so necessary as we navigate through this exciting age we have been blessed to be born in! Sharon
Such an eloquently written message, accompanied by lovely photos.
I thank you Pat most truly for taking the time to read my thoughts. It means so very much. Hugs, Sharon
“It takes a new sort of bravery to live through the 21st century… ” so very true Sharon….and like You said we Cannot leave every thing to our leaders … a very powerful and thought provoking post Sharon…
Progress and barbarism go hand in hand unless each of us takes the effort of not only advancing ourselves physically and materially into the 21st century – but pay such high regard to the development of our souls and the purification of our character. In many ways, our world is like a resplendent lamp. But it remains a dark empty shell unless there is a light that shines from within it radiating in its fullness.
It is up to us to ignite this light. And I know there are so many who are doing that each day with their whole hearts, their whole lives. Thank you for coming alongside and sharing in the journey of light. And of hope. Sharon
“Thus we shall, as it were,
have absorbed the effect of the evil deed and
converted it to good ends.”
This speaks to me of transformation – the Shaman’s journey – an energetic shift towards good and not evil. We have this power if only we can realize it. Thank you for this thought provoking and powerful post, Sharon.
I must admit I am not entirely familiar with the Shaman’s journey, though it is my understanding that in most tribal and ancient cultures and beliefs, the awakening to one’s true purpose and the spritual journey it takes us marks the beginning of life, well-being and healing.
In order to bring healing to the world, we need to heal ourselves. In order to bring light, we need to know what is light and how to be that light. This power that you mentioned is indeed within us to choose to transmute darkness into light. Brokenness into wholesomeness. Despair into hope. Hate into love. What a wonderful tranforming power we have!
Thank you so much for your insights. I value your thoughts and it is always so good to hear from you. With love, Sharon
Thank you, Sharon, for another beautiful post of your deeply sensitive contemplation coupled with your beautiful photography: such a treat for the spirit, both uplifting and inspirational. Your writing and photos prove you practice what you ask of others: that we use our gifts to change the world however we best are able and wherever we find ourselves. Thank you. Namaste and great love, Kitty
My dear Kitty,
Each time I write and hit the publish button, I send out a piece of my heart in it. It is sometimes exhilirating, wildly nerve racking and deeply humbling. I thank you so much that you are there to catch my words with open arms and a very kind heart. How can I thank you for this gift?
I think each of us have this wonderful destiny, not to be confused with fame and applause. Like the flower that blooms, the bird that sings, the seed that sprouts. We have been invested with so much. Each a unique trademark. Sometimes people ask “What is my destiny?” I would perhaps say the answer to that lies this second question “What can I best give of myself?” For in that lies one’s destiny.
Namaste to you my gentle friend. Much love to your fox kits. Their sweet faces do wonders to the soul. Sharon
what a beautiful and meaningful post… you are so nice. Thank you, have a nice weekend, love, nia
My dear Nia,
Thank you for being such a warm and loving presence here in the blogging world. I believe we are all blessed by your kindness. Much love to you, Sharon
Beautiful and optimistic post. I agree that humanity is at a great turning point and it is up to the individual to make the difference. Thank you! I will carry it with me for the coming days.
Thank you Matthew for coming over and taking the time to read and to leave me this great note.
We are indeed at the cross-roads of our civilisation. And all that we have built our world upon that is not based on truth but on oppression, prejudice, bigotry, ignorance, selfishness and corruption is starting to break and crumble. For how can falsity and weakness ever carry forward an ever-advancing civilisation?
It is sometimes painful to watch and bear the pain we inflict on ourselves and each other but sometimes learning and change have to come from such hard knocks. Said by someone who’s had a brush or two with that school 🙂
I appreciate your feedback and hope to hear from you again. Warmest wishes to you. Sharon
Thank you for a very impassioned post. Yes, there is a great deal of ugliness in the world, but I have to say that I believe there is less of it than say, 200 years ago. The collective human heart is evolving. The bad and the ugly reach us with unnerving ferocity because of our newfound interconnectivity but I believe humanity is progressing and reaching higher than it ever has. The few that pollute cannot match the hopes and dreams of the many who aspire. Indeed, there are vast numbers of ordinary people that recognize our innate goodness and its potential in us all.
Though they most often get swallowed up in the noise and violence of life, we are surrounded by small acts of heroism and kindness. Sadly, society tends to concentrate on the points of ugliness that threaten our stability rather than the many kindnesses that nurture and inspire us.
“Where do we go from here” you ask? I believe we must keep painting the orbit of our individual worlds with the light of goodwill. It is not a team effort. If it is to be authentic and far reaching, it must come down to the choices of individual hearts. There is great beauty in this word, much of it made visible by the small, kindly acts of simple, ordinary people. The few who try to destroy their benevolence with brutality may bring attention to themselves for a short while but “our one common purpose” has a weight and gravity that cannot recede.
With light and admiration,
I cannot begin to tell you just how much your comment means to me. For the insights and truths of wisdom it contains. And how far we have indeed come in the last 200 years! I only wish more of us have this knowledge for then we can actually see the adversity we have overcomed over the ages. And this should give us an indication of what we can possibly achieve as a human race. More importantly, the hope that is in store for us all.
I am filled with joy in meeting so many who share the same hope and the indomitable spirit that will not be broken by the apparent darkness. How true that for every evil act perpetrated, a surge of goodness penetrates the world. Unrecognised in many ways but labouring tirelessly to always tip the balance.
Thank you for bringing so much beauty and light into this world. Thoughts do indeed change the world. For as we think, we become. May all our thoughts translate into deeds of peace and noble pursuits.
With warm appreciation and blessings to you. Sharon
Much to think on here. Lovely words, lovely images to go with them.
I believe we often give away far too much useless energy to these destructive events.
I thank you dear Gunta for your warm words. The genuine grief that sweeps over us also awakens compassion when such events take place. But yes, I do understand what you mean. The atmosphere of negativity, suspicion, hysteria and ethnic backlash that is sparked is indeed useless. The media and the false arrests and tweets in the wake of such events seemed indeed “full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.” Many thanks for your observation. Sharon
We as individuals are powerless to change the world or our governments…I am convinced change must come from within each of us and as a collective we can make a difference, however small.
True change indeed must always come from within. And it is in changing ourselves first that the world is changed through us. I thank you for your thoughts dear Diane. Thank you for dropping by and much love to you my dear. Sharon
Astonishing Sharon, I learn so much from you, not only through your post, but also through the responses you provide. I am looking forward in coming back and reading every one of your responses.
My dearest Fae,
Each time I write a post, I believe I need to teach it to myself first. Each time I read a comment and reply, it forces me to question my own assumptions, go back and check my own beliefs and I find myself constantly stretched in meeting some of the finest minds. I am constantly learning and educating myself. It is at once exciting and humbling at the same time.
I thank you so much for your sweet kindness. You have given me more than wings my dear friend. With all my love always, Sharon
There are many wonderful things to ponder in your post. Thank you for taking the time to create and share it, Sharon. I especially love your last quote. A thought haunts me though: Many of those who do evil do so in the name of their god, and believe they are doing it for the good of all humankind and answering the call of Destiny to their own true purpose. I think it is for that reason that I like the last quote so much.
It is indeed a great travesty of justice when people use religion to feel superior over others. To condemn. To separate. To ostracise. To offend. The many evils that are done today in the name of religion distort the message of peace and concord and love which remain the unifying core of all faiths.
Which bring us back to the question of Destiny. True destiny is the fulfilment of one’s reality as a human being. Not to realise this great reality brings abasement to oneself and humanity. To kill or hate in the name of Destiny simply means not having awakened to one’s Destiny. For Destiny always leads one to life and nobility. Not darkness and death.
Thank you for your comment and for your heart that beats for the well-being of our world. Sharon
I truly am speechless with your profound and in depth thoughts of humanity. Indeed, I believe as the human race we are at a cross roads and the choices we make today will define the future. Deeds do speak louder than words. Incredible post Sharon, the whole world can learn from you.
My dear Emily,
May we become the generation distinguished for our deeds. And may our deeds always exceed our words. I thank you so much for your warm thoughts. I am truly delighted to be connected to hearts who beat for a greater purpose. My warmest wishes to you. Sharon
As painful as these events are, it is through them that I see the good in life too. Evil can only paralyze us for a few instances. Goodness and kindness always respond. People taking care of people. Have you read The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren? I have read and reread the book several times. We all have a purpose given to us by our Creator. I don’t believe it is always a grandiose purpose, but our destiny none the less. I dream of a world where each of us wakes up with a purpose of how to better care for our family, our neighbors and our community. Maybe that is heaven?
It is interesting that you mentioned The Purpose Driven Life! It was highly recommended to me and on my last trip back to Malaysia, I actually found a few copies of it at my parents’ home! I shall definitely get my hands on it. 😀
Isn’t it so that the kingdom of God is not just a place somewhere in the great out there? But that heaven is right here, right now, in our hearts, in all that we do to transform this world. We can make each day a heaven or a hell for ourselves, for others. And I think that is the power of our Destiny. What we ultimately choose to do with the one life given to us.
Always so lovely to hear from you and your thoughts are precious to me. Sharon
What a thoughtful post. I really enjoyed your photography as well.
Thank you so much. I was sitting on the post for a few days while I went hunting for some suitable shots. So very glad you like them. Sharon
Great post Peace is very important esepecially recently I believe that every one doesn’ want to fight
Thank you for writing. I believe you are right. Our world is so weary and tired of all this fighting going on. For centuries, our world have taken to the battlefield to settle differences. Now we are teaching our children a new way, a more peaceful way, a better way. My warmest wishes to you and your family. Sharon
sharon; very thoughtful and well times post! appreciated muchly!
Thank you so much for taking the time to read this and to leave me this comment! I appreciate it muchly too! 😀 Have a wonderful day! Sharon
You wrote so eloquently, as always, Sharon. What I liked in this piece, apart from the theme and the writing, of course, is the message of hope that you impart: “I see the crisis which engulfs our world today as the birthing pangs in the evolutionary process of growth of humanity. Just as one observes in one’s life the tumultuous rite of passage one takes to reach maturity, these global events are showing us where we have gone wrong. How we address those crucial missing links is necessary for our development as individuals and as a world.” Yes! That is a good way to look at all that we are going through. It is a good contrast to my fears. 🙂
My dear Imelda,
In such times, it is so natural to become shaken at the magnitude of darkness there seem to exist. Yet, we must keep the vision of who we are and not what others say we are always in our hearts. We will not allow hatred to diminish us. Even if our knees may tremble a little.
May our actions change the world. May our actions day by day be beautiful prayers.
“Enrich the poor, raise the fallen, comfort the sorrowful, bring healing to the sick, reassure the fearful, rescue the oppressed, bring hope to the hopeless, shelter the destitute.” – Abdul Baha
I thank you for writing. You bless my heart. Sharon
Lovely photos Sharon, and they fit so well with your message of hope. The buds look so small yet so promising. And what creamy backgrounds! I hesitate to give my take on all this. After all, it’s your blog and you said it so well. Suffice to say my emotions ran high over that terrible week, and now with Bangladesh. We can’t save us from us most of the time. But we can take notice of that great number of people like yourself, who bring beauty not depravity, who are lifting up not tearing down. People who give of themselves not take away. Thanks and keep up the good work!
I was moved to write this post after what took place in your country. Suffice to say my emotions ran high – though I can imagine how much more so for you that it happened so much closer to home.
I like to consider that many a Cause in past ages had been regarded as purely visionary, yet in this day has become accepted as noble and something to be preserved in our civilisation. That’s why in times of such darkness, we must work even harder. We must become the unrivaled folks who will not be defeated. (though trembling knees at times…)
Thank you so much for sharing. I appreciate it so much and always look forward to your feedback. Thank you most kindly for mentioning the photographs. Spring comes softly and slowly here in Finland. But with much promise in each bud. I can’t wait to show you what else I’ve captured this week!
Take care and my warmest wishes for the weekend. Sharon
Thanks for always bringing our attention back to these uncomfortable truths! We have to look them straight in the eye, confront them, and not turn our heads. “Love your neighbor as yourself. There is no commandment greater than this.” If we just followed this commandment, it would solve a lot of our problems.
How perfectly true! If we really had to whittle down everything else and yet just try to live according to this commandment, what heights of peace and prosperity our world could attain. Seeing this quote here made me meditate deeply on the wisdom and power of it the last few days. Thank you so much Andelieya. I wish you well and always lovely to see you here. Sharon
Sharon, as always, you make us look deep inside ourselves and search for answers. Answers that reside in all of us if only we care to search for them. I believe compassion, kindness, and understanding of the human condition is pivotal if we are to change the world. Sadly, as a society, we have turned materialist and are no longer empathic to the suffering of others. Thankfully, your words of hope allow us to dream of a better tomorrow. They inspire us to make a difference by taking a stand against all the things that stir conflict. Your photos are perfect for this post. The new spring buds personify hope, my friend! Hugs! 🙂
I can’t tell you how much I appreciate seeing you here Bella. Especially during this time. You have taken the time to go through my work and leave me with a message that keeps me going strong. How can I thank you enough? This is what we all need. Someone to care. Someone to believe in the goodness inside. Someone who loves. May we transform the world one person at a time this way. Hugs, Sharon
Sharon, you are by far one of the sweetest and most caring people I know! I am blessed to have you as a friend! Hugs! 🙂
I keep using the word “insane” and “insanity” to describe our world and what is happening in every country on every level. I agree with you that our true calling is to love and honor each other and work together for a common goal. Unfortunately, when we have strayed so far from our purpose without an inkling that we are called to greatness and to love, hate, greed, and violence beget more of the same.
Change has to begin in each of our hearts. We have to inwardly feel and understand the connection we have to everything and everyone and I believe having that understanding is part of the healing journey.
The time for words has ended and it is up to each of us to reach out to others in true compassion and acceptance for our uniqueness and our differences. As I embrace others I trust that caring will pass on to them and they will pass it on to someone else.
“The chief reason for the evils now rampant in society is the lack of spirituality…The universal crisis affecting mankind is, therefore, essentially, spiritual in its causes.” – Shoghi Effendi
Love, compassion, gentleness, honour, kindness, justice and generosity are our spiritual heritage. Indeed like you said, because we have strayed so far from our great purpose and the greatness of who we are, there is such an absence of spiritual fruits in the world today.
I thank you for all you do to foster and bring remedy and healing to our world. With much love and appreciation. Sharon
I read this beautiful and thought awakening post when I was in Egypt. It’s unifying quality had even more meanings to me there. Thanks Sharon
I am most touched to hear that Tiny. Thank you so much for letting me know. I am enriched by your revelations and insights from your trip to Egypt. Sharon
Truly beautiful…. Love always speaks louder than hate ever will. Always.
Thanks for this kind reminder to us all during such times.
I thank you for your unwavering belief in goodness. May we always keep our hearts steadfast in love. Hugs, Sharon
Well said, Sharon. Insane world, but the answer should never be more hatred. But also not indifference.
May the insanity that so convulse us also stir within each of our conscience as individuals and as one human race the nobility that resides so often dormant and unfamiliar. May the madness start to awaken and challenge us to also rise up for goodness and sanity. Thank you so much Bente for your time. I appreciate it so much. Sharon
Beautiful my dear friend. I was just looking for a dash of purpose, and you got it! Love and big hugs, Anne
That made me really happy to know. Thank you so much for coming over and leaving me a hug. Take care and sending you massive loads of happy thoughts! Sharon
By the way, I had to write a blog after your comment on my last post;-) Thank you for being there! Anne
I loved that last quote, Sharon. Hard to do at times, but what we need to do to make a positive change in the world. Let the love and compassion seep out from our hearts, rather than the fear and judgment from our egos.
My dear Valerie!
Oh thank you so much for coming over! I was so delighted to hear from you! How is the big day coming along? Congratulations are surely in order! I am most grateful to know people like yourself who make it a passion and dedication in life to work towards building harmony and peace in our world. Sending you blessings on this happy journey. Sharon
Beautiful and meaningful words and photos Sharon…thank you for the gift of you. Love to you my friend. Hope all is well in the Land of a Thousand Dazzling Lakes. 🙂
My dear Carol,
You just made one little housewife from the Land of a Thousand Dazzling Lakes shine 😀 Thank you so much. Hugs to all the beauty there remains.
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Beautiful words from a beautiful heart… 🙂
I’m still very touched. Thank you. Sharon
Beautiful words and images!
Thank you so much for coming over and for this warm comment. I am in love with the pictures that you take and I look forward to seeing more. Happy weekend. Sharon
An eloquent and beautifully written post! Yes, “no more hurting each other” and why can’t we all “be kind to one another.”
Lovely images also, Sharon!
I thank you for taking the time dear Fergie for reading and leaving me this kind note. I am most glad you liked the pictures. The first signs of spring having arrived and the promise it holds in every burst. Sharon
Such a meaningful post Sharon. I do not think I have any words left to write in this comment box to justify the power of your words and beauty of these photos. I can only say, “Great post, once again!! “
It always means a lot to know that my passion and mission in life have touched you. I believe that is the only purpose we write – that we may touch the world and perhaps breathe into it new thoughts to transform this earth into a beautiful garden. Thank you so much. Sharon
A soul touching post, you are so considerate and compassionate that I feel like meeting you some day. Keep writing.
I appreciate your words and I can feel your heart even from across the miles. Thank you so much for taking the time to write. I really appreciate it. Sharon
Sharon, what a beautiful blog you are creating through uplifting words and gorgeous photographs. I look forward to dropping by again.
I apologise for the late reply to your message. Thank you so much for coming by and for your warm words. I look forward to getting to know you. With many thanks, Sharon
Sharon, your posts are like a universal heart-beat, touching so many people from different faiths, cultures and countries.Your words and images always make me pause in absolute awe. I really mean that. You have a rare ability to write so eloquently from the heart. With people like you in the world, there is always hope for humanity. P
My dearest Sweet P,
I have been rather sloppy with my correspondence these last weeks. So sorry that I’m catching up on this end only now. Each time I send my post out into the great out there, there is a moment like one releasing oneself into the vast expanse. Perhaps a little bit like parachuting or hang-gliding (both of which I have never attempted) 😀 And then there are good folks like you who catch me when I land – with your words and kind encouragement.
I thank you. From my heart for giving me wings to fly. And for helping me find my voice in this great big world. That we all have a little something to give back. I cherish our correspondence and much love to you in Wild Sherkin. Always, Sharon
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Thank you Chandra for your kind reblog! I appreciate it very much. Warm regards, Sharon
Dear Sharon, thank you for the likes..When I read your posts I am often speechless due to the awe and beauty of how you convey your thoughts with a genuine and caring heart…
My dear Roberta,
Your words reached out to me across the miles and fed my soul. Thank you so much. It means so much to know that the things that I am passionate about touches you too. May we each awaken to our true destiny in life. Warm hugs to you, Sharon
Awesome and very inspiring post.l enjoyed reading it profoundly .i appreciate your time to visit my website and liking my posts.
Thank you so much for your kind feedback. In fact I have recovered some of your earlier messages to me. I appreciate it very much. Just in case you didn’t know, your name link does not lead to your blog or gravatar but reads invalid. Do give it a check so that we might be able to find you at your link. Have a great day! Sharon
“In our most quiet moments, each of us yearn for our lives to count for something more. To make a difference. To probe for a deeper significance in life. To discover the clarity of our destiny.
We are each born with a destiny to fulfill. The fulfillment of it as unique as each bud that unfurls. Each star that burns. Each snowflake that falls. And yet, it is a destiny beyond our mere selves.”
beautiful words 🙂
Beautiful words and very true! It is time to be kind to the people around us and live a mindful life, taking care of people and bringing joy and empathy to those around us! Jenny
How rare to be eloquent and on point! I feel the sorrow in the big events and am constantly moved by the smaller bits of sadness that are around us each day. I believe that we all make a difference…not in our big acts but in our attitudes, our thoughts and our day-to-day words and actions.
Write on, Sister! You are speaking for and to the world.
Oh Sharon! Coming here is always an amazingly inspirational visit, but this powerful post has touched me to my core. This quote by Desmond Tutu is incredible: “Depravity does not enter creation in a tidal wave of wrongness. It comes in as a slow, silent leak, drip by quiet drip until the earth is flooded…” Thank you so much for sharing this passionate article that speaks to my inner mother and spouse. The horrors that send me hiding until I can come out again, remembering, knowing that every kind connection I can share with anyone is a step in the right direction, every letter and petition signed and sent, every smile, every feeling of love I can radiate can help obliterate some of the hate. I’ve heard it said that the energy of love is way more powerful that the energy of hate, and to send love – to really feel filled and shining with pure and highest love – can counterbalance the hatred of hundreds. I like to believe that. And I fully believe your posts shine with tremendous power, igniting all of us who read and connect here to feel your love and shine out our own. You are truly a voice for us all. God bless you.
With deepest gratitude and admiration, Gina
Its amazing how subtly you have interlinked the spiritual aspect of fulfilling one’s destiny with regard to material happenings of this world.
Keep it up!
Thank you Sharon for such an insightful and thought provoking post. I agree with many others who have replied and your responses. We each must take responsibility for our own evolution and growth and I believe in achieving this it brings a responsibility to shine that light on others.
A favourite saying…”I am only One, but I am One. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do”.
With enlightenment comes responsibility. We must lead the way, even if the way is hard, even
if it is dangerous. We are ultimately responsible for what our “leaders” do in our name. Hatred must be rejected by the light.
There has never been a time in history that has not called for sacrifices be made before the transformation of the majority has been achieved. We are at the forefront of this change. Who knows when the call to action will come? Ho will be ready to accept the call?
It is a challenging conundrum. Thank you and your followers for making this such a mind stretching forum. ❤😊
I so look forward to reading your posts-they are so thoughtful and filled with compassion and care. I also really, really like your daily reminders-thank you and I look forward to reading more of your wonderful work.
Thank you for coming over and for the delightful messages you leave me! Seeing your littledogslaughed icon always brings a smile and warms the heart. You have a very good day now and love to Jack Henry, Hubble and Anna x
What a powerful post Sharon. Your caring, wisdom and guidance shine through for others to follow. I myself am often overwhelmed by the seeming acceleration of challenges, evil, duality. I hope that if enough of us learn to love the dark within and without, that we might create more peace and unity as you suggested. Subhan’s perspective of a teen phase resonates too.
To more, peace and love united in action to help bless the world, Thanks for an inspiring and provoking post Sharon. Blessings, Brad
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Hi is this blog still active? I love your Awaken to your destiny blog. Can you give me the date of letter from the UHJ that you quote at the end? It’s so beautiful.