Not only are we star stuff, each of us is a point of light, our life a bright, shining moment.
“This little light of mine, I’m gonna make it shine….”
No two of us are alike but “conforming happens so naturally that we forget how powerful it is” (Evan Spiegel). Mindset is like that. It strains the tapestry thread, sometimes to its maximum stress point.
“This little light of ours” can all but go out unless we open up our thinking—air out our thoughts–loosen our control on our connection with the world. There is no one way for everyone but for everyone there is a way, a highest good.
We rarely know what the highest good is for ourselves, much less anyone else. Mostly, it is not what we imagine.
Opening ourselves to the highest good breaks us out of mindset and brings us into an evenness of mind. We are no longer at the tensile strength of life, the maximum stress point before breaking apart.
In seeking the highest good for ourselves and the world around us, we stretch into our life without straining.
“This little light of mine, I’m going let it shine…. ”
In vulnerability, we are a bright, shining moment, our life our own, connected to all other beings not in sameness but in uniqueness–“not too tight, not too loose”–the highest good, an easing of the snapping point.
Each one of us is a single point of light, a tiny thread in the tapestry of time, undulating in the web of existence. No one is not necessary.
“This little light of mine, I’m going let it shine….”
“‘This Little Light of Mine’ is a gospel children’s song with lyrics by Avis Burgeson Christiansen and a tune written by composer and teacher Harry Dixon Loes c. 1920” (Wikipedia).