Tuesday, August 14, 2007

"The Grand Secret"

This little something-something was offered in the evening service on Sunday, August 12, 2007.

I have a secret to share with you
It is the way to enlightenment
It is the path of righteousness
It is the key to the kingdom
I have a secret to share with you
And it is
That there is no secret.

Just do whatever is in you
To do
Because there is something
In you that yearns to
Do this thing
Because you’d be so bloody
Good at it.
It’s like ice cream for the soul
Doing whatever it is you’re
Meant to do.

So seek it out
If it’s not already
Glarringly obvious to you
Know it
Acknolwedge it
Own it
For it is yours to use
In the service of humanity

In the service of humanity
That would be our caveat
Our bit of disclaimer
Because as much as the
Wants you to live
Your potential
That can’t happen in a really
True way
If it happens at
The expense of someone else

So, acknowledge the goodness
Of whatever it is you’re here to do
Acknowledge the sheer beauty of it
The usefulness of it

And do it.

There is no secret,
You see?
Just do what is in you to do
Be who it is you are

But perhaps that is the part
We make into a secret
Since so often we
And those around us
Seem to refuse to do, to be
What we know we are.
We seem to refuse even
To seek out in a meaningful way
Our purpose
Even as we suffer for existing
Without it.

So I prose a challenge to you tonight:
Ask yourself:
What am I here to do?
What unique talent to I have?
How can I be a help to humanity?
All the while keeping yourself
Open to hearing the response
That WILL come.

And to those who already know,
I challenge you:
Are you doing it?
Wouldn’t you be happier if you were?

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