Sunday, January 13, 2013

How Do You Show You Care?

Do you care with words?
Do you care with deeds?
Do you care with gifts?
Do you care with your contributions?

Do you show you care with joy?
Do you show you care with gratitude?
Do you show you care with a thank you note?
Do you show you care by loving the Source?

When one lives seeking to get others to care, we need to recognize how we encourage caring.
When one lives to have their caring received, we need to know the best ways to care.
When one lives to simply care about everyone, we need to detach from needing to get their response.
When one lives to simply be caring, we need to understand there is only the need to be.

Often our thoughts get caught in needing to create objects for caring.
Sometimes our need to get recipients projects our need for caring onto others.
We may even find we get attached to the process to fix, help and make a difference.
We may create a world of victims and saviors, needy ones and heroes, takers and givers.

When I let go of what I see with fear and learn to see with Love, I see perfection.
Perhaps everything is an excuse to be in loving relationship, with everyone including me.
Perhaps we create duality in order to see where we are separate from one another.
Perhaps the giver is the receiver, and the teacher the learner and the healer the one in need. 

If I give up the need to care and show I care and take time to care, what would there be?
If I simply enjoy what is, trust all is well, see Good in all and trust in perfection, I am at peace.
If I allow myself to show I care with help, have I given my life purpose and meaning?
Maybe every caring thought, work and activity, is simply me connecting and caring within me.

Is not this the resolution and the solution?
Can I be separate and not desire to be connected?
Can I be hungry and not want to be fed?
Can I be tired and not look for a bed?

Would I know I needed to care for me, if I didn’t see my need in thee?
Would I see my thirst for light, if I didn’t know those who are lost in the dark?
Would I open my mind for understanding and truth, if I didn’t recognize those stuck in ignorance? 
Would I feel compassion for Self, if I didn’t feel those afraid and alone?

It is interesting this world in which we live,
A physical reality in which we are called to forgive.
It is seductive to believe in the need, 
When maybe what we are seeing is our own need to feed.

I Am always returning to the One, I AM.
Betty Lue 

From the Tao Te Ching Verse 10
“Can you coax your mind from its wandering and keep to the original oneness? Can you let your body become supple as a newborn child’s? Can you cleanse your inner vision until you see nothing but the light? Can you love people and lead them without imposing your will? Can you deal with the most vital matters by letting events take their course? Can you step back from your own mind and thus understand all things?
Giving birth and nourishing, having without possessing, acting with no expectations, leading and not trying to control: this is the supreme virtue.”

There is no difficulty that enough love will not conquer;
No disease that enough love will not heal;
No door that enough love will not open;
No gulf that enough love will not bridge;
No wall that enough love will not throw down;
No sin that enough love will not redeem.

 It makes no difference 
  how deeply seated may be the trouble,
How hopeless the outlook,
How muddled the tangle,
How great the mistake. 
A sufficient realization of love will dissolve it all.

 If only you could love enough, you would be the happiest 
and most powerful being in the world.

Emmet Fox