Today we hear a story, a children’s song, a poem and some wisdom about the meaning of spirituality. Spirituality is not a “to-do” in our lives, but more like a “TA-DA”! We make the invisible, visible in our lives. Join Lee Ann as she shares her weekly dose of love.
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Poem found in the Reconstructionist’s Mahzor by William Saroyan, Aremenian-American playwright and novelist:
In the time of your life, live—so that in that good time there shall be no ugliness or death for yourself or for any life your life touches.
Seek goodness everywhere, and when it is found, bring it out of its hiding place and let it be free and unashamed.
Place in matter and in flesh the least of the values, for these are the things that hold death and must pass away.
Discover in all things that which shines and is beyond corruption.
Encourage virtue in whatever heart it may have been driven into secrecy and sorrow by the shame and terror of the world.
Ignore the obvious, for it is unworthy of the clear eye and the kindly heart.
Be the inferior of no one, nor of anyone be the superior. Remember that everyone is a variation of yourself. No one’s guilt is not yours, nor is anyone’s innocence a thing apart…
In the time of your life, live—so that in that wondrous time you shall not add to the misery and sorrow of the world, but shall smile to the infinite delight and mystery of it.
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