My heart is beating in the peace of God.
We often forget that we are a part of the interdependent web of existence. We see ourselves as separate, alone, isolated, an island. We are mistaken. It is a narrow view which isn’t accurate. We are radically dependent on our context. We stand on the shoulders of those who came before us, we are sustained by those whom we are among, and we create the future for those who come after us. We are part of what we call Life and if we listen silently our hearts beat with the peace of the Universe.
In Alcoholics Anonymous, in step three, we are encouraged to turn our will and lives over to the care of God as we understand God. In other words, we shouldn’t try to go it alone. We are a part of something much greater than our narcissistic selves.
In Unitarian Universalism we covenant together to affirm and promote the love of the interdependent web of which we are a part. Remember that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. We are a part of something marvelous, awesome, beyond our comprehension. When we attend to our awareness of this our hearts beat with the peace of God.
Today, it is suggested that we step back and take a “bird’s eye view” of the world and our part in it. To do this we need to close our eyes, take three deep breaths, relax, and go within. Clear away the clutter and just rest in the peace of God. Soon our hearts will start beating with this peace.