Be That Which You Seek
When the wicked stepmother asked, “Who is the fairest of all?”, she doomed herself with her question. She asked a question guaranteed to bring her ill. Beloveds, beware of intent to choose one of anything over everything else. There is no one most beautiful. There are many beautifuls. There is beauty.
Look not even for the best apple, for, in picking and choosing, you will toss apples back and forth. Once eaten, you have to make your search again. Enjoy the apple before you.
Look not even for the most beautiful sunset in the world. Enjoy sunsets.
Do not look for the smartest, the biggest, the littlest, the nearest, the farthest, the richest, the shiningest. Do not look to tell things apart. Look for the Oneness instead. Unite rather than separate.
If you must choose superlatives, have your answer ready. What is the most beautiful day in your life? Answer, “Today.” Where does the most beautiful love reside? Your answer, “In my heart.” Where is the greatest wealth of the universe stored? “In the same heart.” What is your greatest purpose? “Love.” What is your only purpose? “Love.”
Here is your prayer:
“Help me give the way of love, God, You gave the sun and sky to the world. Help me to give love as grandly. Help me to love without exception. Help me to fall in love with the universe and everyone in it. Help me to follow in the footsteps of love. Help me to open doors for all. Help me to receive in my heart all who wish to enter. Let my heart go out and bless as well all who choose not to enter. Help me to allow no strays on Earth. Help me to look in all eyes and see myself, Your Self, O God. Help me to sweep the Earth with love. Help me to see life through the eyes of love. Let me be Mother, Father to the universe. Let me nurture every corner of the world.
“The Earth is mine. All the peoples in it are mine. Every country is mine. All are equally rich in my eyes. All are beautiful. In the darkest corner, I see beauty. I will to see beauty. I know You have left it all over for me.
“Even to the darkest heart, I will shine light. God, I shall be all that I wish You to be. I shall say Yes. I shall sweep corners. I will turn dust into love. I will rain love on Earth. I will pour love from every treetop. I shall be that which I seek.
“I will no longer wait for gifts from You. I will be Your gift. I shall be the gift You give. I, a gift, will turn over every stone, and underneath I shall find treasure.
“There will no orphans, for all will be mine.
“There will no danger for anyone, for my love will cast fear aside.
“There will be no hungry, for I will scatter the food of Your love and the food of my thoughts all over the universe. I will throw enormous love and wisdom up to the sky, as far as I can throw, and love and wisdom will be carried by the wind and alight in far-off lands. What I have cast, will rise up like mist and be borne back to me, and I will toss it back again. I shall play badminton with love. I shall be a great player who builds other great players on the court of Earth.
“There will be no success that will not be mine, for I shall reap joy from everyone's success.”