“The choice to follow love through to its completion is the choice to seek completion within ourselves. The point at which we shut down on others is the point at which we shut down on life. We heal as we heal others, and we heal others by extending our perceptions past their weaknesses. Until we have seen someone’s darkness, we don’t really know who that person is. Until we have forgiven someone’s darkness, we don’t really know what love is. Forgiving others is the only way to forgive ourselves, and forgiveness is our greatest need.”
— Marianne Williamson–
Wowza. This is so perfectly stated. I have very few words to add to this. I hope that your day is blessed with experiencing completion within yourself. That you feel doors opening before you. That you feel healing. That you are bathed in light that allows for love to bloom into the most fragrant of blossoms.
I googled the definition of the word completion, and I especially like the reference to football, of all things . . .
completion: a successful forward pass
Wow! When I think of following love through on a trajectory that is akin to a successful forward pass, this makes me feel very happy. I pause; I deliberate; I throw with intention, a prayer, and a receiver in sight; I pray that my pass is caught . . . and . . . touchdown! (or a first down, depending on where you are at on the playing field)
Now I am not a football aficionado, but I know enough about it to understand the yahoo! moment when an intended pass is received by one’s teammate. Cheering, jumping, high fives, pats on the butt ensue. Time for a little celebrating.
The choice to follow love through . . . Take the risk to go deep. Pass with intention. Pay attention. Line up with the pass. Engage. Reach. Reach further and farther. Do your best. Pray. Connect. Celebrate!