A Moment of Clarity…
“…I saw that everything around me was glowing from within. The sunlight on the trees, the swaying of the leaves in the wind, the slight rattle of the panes of glass in the old window frame, were too beautiful for words. I was enthralled at how miraculous everything was. Absolutely everything was beautiful.” —Don Richard Riso
Have you ever had one of those moments of such clarity that you felt divinely attuned to the world around you? What you later realized was truly a “moment” but could have sworn so much more time had passed in the midst of this experience?
Re-reading Don Richard Riso’s story in the introduction of his book (co-authored with Russ Hudson) The Wisdom of the Enneagram, I was reminded of the glimpses of the beauty and light of the world I’ve experienced.
While they may not stay with us forever, remembering any times of divine connection can open us to more clarifying experiences and remind us that there’s more to this world than we see on the surface.
Riso’s moment of clarity stayed with him that afternoon and opened him to further understanding: “What I saw was that everyone there was a ‘being of light.’ I saw clearly that everyone is made of light.”
Whether through a regular meditation practice or random sacred, silent pauses, every conscious effort to create a moment of inner spaciousness invites Spirit to fill the space with wisdom we need. What will you invite in today?
May you be blessed with the clarity you need when you need it. And may that experience remind you of the light of this world.
Seeing Ourselves Clearly
“If we observe ourselves truthfully and nonjudgmentally, seeing the mechanisms of our personality in action, we can wake up, and our lives can be a miraculous unfolding of beauty and joy.”
―Don Richard Riso
“Spirit is an invisible force made visible in all life.”
If you have one hour of air
and many hours to go,
you must breathe slowly.
If you have one arm’s length
and many things to care for,
you must give freely.
If you have one chance to know God
and many doubts, you must
set your heart on fire.
We are blessed.
Each day is a chance.
We have two arms.
Fear wastes air.