your spirit has a source

You may not think it’s very significant when…

You attend a concert and feel uncontrollably connected with the music.

You travel to Europe, look over the Mediterranean Sea and stand in awe.

You visit a museum, stand in front of a canvas and are moved for reasons you can’t explain.

You read some facts about the expanding universe and are amazed.

But these are signs pointing to your desire for beauty.  


You may not know why…

You are confused after seeing a man in a nice suit completely ignore the homeless mother.

You become slightly irritated after hearing about a government scandal.

You are deeply troubled after watching a documentary on sex trafficking in your city.

You are hurt when your loved one lies to your face.

But these are signs pointing to your desire for justice. 


You may not know why…

You feel alone when you get home from work and there is no one waiting to kiss you.

You are so thankful that your brother said “Yes” when you asked him out for lunch.

You feel complete when you wake-up in the morning, lying naked with the one you love.

But these are signs pointing to your desire for intimacy and relationships.

I don’t know what you consider beautiful and I don’t know what you consider just. I don’t know what you consider a good relationship and I don’t know what you consider intimate.

The point is that certain things cause you to wonder, they cause you to feel comfortable and they cause you to become angry.

My question is: have you ever wondered where your standard for beauty, justice and goodness originates?

These desires are like signposts pointing towards something. Have you ever taken the time to figure out what?

Few do.

 

You probably think it would be a waste of your time. That these desires are arbitrary and meaningless. But I want to suggest that maybe these desires have a source.

Follow a river long enough, it rarely leads to nowhere.

A river flows into something bigger. It then flows into something bigger than that. It is connected with something infinitely larger and infinitely deeper than itself.

It is connected with the Ocean.

 

Your desires, which all humans crave, point to a source, to something that is responsible for you having these feelings of beauty, justice and intimacy.

These desires are pointing to something bigger than you can imagine.

Your challenge is to find out where these signs are leading you. Where is the river flowing?

Your challenge is to find the source.

Your challenge is to find the Ocean.

Because if you can find the source behind your desires, then you will feel good and content, knowing that your identity isn’t self-created, meaningless and flowing nowhere.

You will come to realize that just as the river is fuelled by an infinite supply of water, so your identity is fuelled by an infinite supply of beauty, justice and intimacy.

In the River

In the River

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