At Blackwater Pond the tossed waters have settled
after a night of rain...
...I drink a long time. It tastes
like stone, leaves, fire. It falls cold
into my body, waking the bones. I hear them
deep inside me, whispering
oh what is that beautiful thing
that just happened?
In Unitarian Universalism we have a 7th Principle - to affirm and promote respect of the interdependent web of existence of which we are a part. We preach this, we sing this, we memorize it, and we believe it. Or do we? If we truly knew that our being was not separate from others, would we live as we do? We are haunted by loneliness, of not being good enough, of others not being good enough, and our tragic expressions of this forgetfulness of who we are. Maybe, deep down, in the depths of evolved subconscious, we know, we know... that we are the way of beauty because we are not alone, not separate. May this path of beauty be the long deep drink of renewing and living waters for you today.
Where and how have waters renewed you?