Saturday, June 18, 2011

One Step at a Time

I am comfortable with the word God. I also know that there are many many ways to speak of the spirit at the heart of our beings, and there are many many people who live from the center of spirit without calling it God, or, for that matter, anything at all. What is essential is that we live from truth, from our deepest inner selves, expressing it with our actions to others in every way possible. A life lived in this effort is a life well and truly lived.

The song One Step at a Time was one of the first songs I ever wrote and recorded, and is in the style of a victory chant, a form of devotional chanting in India. It speaks to my life’s quest to find the center and the truth of my being, to live in and from that center, and to act from it in every way that I can. It speaks to my understanding that I do this little by little, immersed in the small moment to moment actions of my life.

I know in the heart of my heart that each true movement of spirit into the world, even if it is infinitesimally small, is infinitely important. It is the voicing of the truth in us that changes the world. It doesn’t matter how big the action is.

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