These days, I have no one to blame and no one to project blame on to. Mainly because I choose not to. But this leaves me with looking into my own soul. When times get uncertain, and when events are rocketing emotions outside the known, what is left?
I know I have courage. I had the courage to take risks in my life that led me to the next spiritual germination. I have had the courage to face my shadows and own my truth.
I know I have love and I have hatred. I have love for the right, for the beautiful, for the joined. I have hatred for that which is undecided, unfinished, ugly in spirit. I have eyes to see in the darkness, and discernment to honor that which requires growth and nurturing, from that which will waste my time.
When I am faced with uncertain emotions these days, I’ve learned to embrace them. When the security of health, and a job, and leadership fades, I find security in the rising sun, in the regular patterns of night and day. I find sustenance in my work and in my questioning. I go within, I go without, I am glad of both my joy and my sorrows. These things give me perspective.
Creator, for what I cannot control, I thank you. For what I can control, I thank you. For that which is secure, I thank you. For that which is insecure, I thank you. For the realms of Nature, I give you praise. For the bounty of the Earth, for the Freedom of the skies, for this planet of our birth, ever and around us rise, oh, Dear God to thee we sing, these our hymns of joy and praise.