September 20

Reflection

We and all living things are truly marvels! Reflect on the wonder of life. To live being fully oneself, to live with integrity, to live in daily wonder at the sheer magnificence of this universe, to live in reverence for other living beings and to act with love and compassion is holy. Each of us is meant to be a spark of light in this wondrous blaze of creation. We are free to be and the gift of life is the deepest blessing. Life exists unconditionally and the act of living a life with integrity is holy. It is living out the reign of God.

Prayer

May I appreciate the blessing of my life and live so as to be a blessing for others.

Action

Where in the public discourse do I see an indifference to the blessing and holiness of each life ? By my life how can I help to raise awareness and bring about change? Am I living in a spirit of gratitude for my “one precious life?”

Suggested Reading

Just to be is a blessing; just to live is holy.
Abraham Heschel

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
Jeremiah 29:11

I call on heaven and earth as witnesses today that I have offered you life or death, blessings or curses. Choose life so that you and your descendants will live.
Deuteronomy 30:19

Let your light shine before all, that they may see your good works and praise God.
Matthew 5:16

God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well.
Voltaire

Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.
Tony Robbins

While we have the gift of life, it seems to me the only tragedy is to allow part of us to die – whether it is our spirit, our creativity or our glorious uniqueness.
Gilda Radner

This life that has been given to us as a gift, as such a precious gift. To really try to understand it, really try to recognize it, is the greatest meditation. Through the media of this knowledge we can tap into our inner sources that are so beautiful.
Prem Rawat

Enjoy today’s gift of life, appreciate every moment of life; and live life with kindness to another tomorrow may not be same as today.
Kemmy Nola

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