I often marvel at how often the hymn tunes we sing on Sunday mornings, or the readings or the sermon reflect so clearly and dearly on issues I’m exploring throughout the rest of my life. [and just now, a part of me went "duh".....church would be pretty useless if it didn't relate to the rest of my life!].
Perhaps what I meant to say, was how I love being able to pause, and be reminded of how my life is living itself forward – sometimes quite unknowingly – from a place of inner rightness that only reveals tiny portions of itself at any given moment.
For example, several months ago, I shared a drawing and a poem through which I had begun to explore the concept of
I’m not alone – and it’s not all up to me.
as a means of discovering
Then, as the new year approached, I found myself choosing two themes to carry my living forward through the next 12 months – each of which I now realize flow seamlessly from that earlier piece.
In choosing the first – “exquisite sufficiency” – I’ve borrowed a bit from Buckminster Fuller as a means of more fully experiencing that elusive quality of “enough”. [hmmm - re-reading that sentence, I realize how oxymoronic it is - to more fully experience enough. Ah well, the hour is late, and the year is still young!]
And, as if that 1st theme didn’t promise me enough opportunity for growth, I discovered that a 2nd theme was also choosing ME – that of “community”. Interestingly enough, I had created a mandala drawing (see below) on January 1 – and only a week or so ago realized that in that drawing, I had already created a visual community.
As the year progresses, you’ll be hearing lots more about the various levels of community-building here at ASK ME House. For example, our Virtual Changes group continues to flourish and expand in scope, I’ve recently created a “Kitchen-Table-Circle of Allies“, started hosting a new Meetup group, am developing a formal internship program and will be incorporating an online community component to stresswell™.
And, this morning, as I joined my roomful of spiritual journey companions in song, it all felt so wonderfully (and sufficiently) right!
We Would Be One 
We would be one, as now we join in singing,
a song of love to pledge ourselves anew
to that high cause of greater understanding
of who we are, and what for us is true.
We would be one in searching for that meaning
which binds our hearts and guides us on our way.
 Words: Samuel Anthony Wright
Music: Jean Sibelius [Hymntune = Finlandia]
© 1933, renewed 1961 Presbyterian Board of Christian Education