Take a walk wherever you are and enjoy the waltz of autumn.
…at the end of a life, a day, a career, a meal, a vacation, a conversation, or a moment is always ‘Was it beautiful?’
We may ask it in various forms…’Was it good? Was it bad? Was it right? Was it wrong? Was it worthwhile? Was it a wast of time?’
But the question underneath all of these questions is one that’s about beauty.
We all want beauty in, over, and on our days.
But, remember, beauty starts with be.
Let’s start here BEfore we move our focus to doing and having.
I heard the speaker tonight slip this into his message.
“Master the ask.”
I’ve often said that our questions can be our greatest answers, and now I’m excited to see that the art of asking can be a beautiful journey into mastery.
So may we “master the ask.”
Hope this fits as well for you as it did for me.
The heart tunes when we begin letting go to what isn’t and start clinging to what actually is.
Fear isn’t much more than an accuser and a thief. Hence the constant trial and robbery we feel when we can’t let go. All the while, Love is the fuel and the engine, the river and the ocean, and the song and the dance of reality’s gorgeous storyline. Hence the cosmic connnection to all things when we’re dialed into and clinging to this Love.
The heart tunes with a surrender to the moment…
…and when the ego lays down…
…and when joy is the thread we choose to weave the blankets of our lives with.
Tune the heart.
Warm the soul.
Sing thy grace.
Diana Butler Bass is an author, speaker, and independent scholar specializing in American religion and culture. She holds a Ph.D. in religious studies from Duke University and is the author of nine books, including her latest, Grounded: Finding God in the World—A Spiritual Revolution.
Diana regularly speaks at conferences, leads educational events for religious leaders, and teaches in a variety of venues. She also writes at The Huffington Post and The Washington Post and comments on religion, politics, and culture in the media including USA TODAY, Time, CNN, FOX, PBS, and NPR.
Diana joins us in this episode of Let The Music Play Podcast as we discuss the connection of awe, compassion, and action, how we may collectively relocate our idea of God to reground our very lives, and how we can be moved by the Love that enlivens the earth and the Mystery that is with us, for us, and ahead of us.