Thursday, July 11, 2013

Just Being


Before I am anything, I am just a human being; I transcend labels, particularly religious ones.  I love the God who dances between, above, under, around, and in, our beings.  It's truly all about love; the rest is commentary.

A dear friend says that I am all of the traditions which feed me, yet none of them.  Spot on.  I don't mix "religions;" I don't believe as much as I simply experience it all anew each day. God IS.

I don't have to go to church, synagogue, or temple because I or others think I should. But, if and when I want to do so, I will. This is not flighty in the slightest; it simply is the way I dance in the love of God.

It has been, and continues to be, a blessing, to be fed by Christianity, Judaism, Sufism, and Buddhism.  They speak to me, but do not contain me. 
Though I have been initiated in each of these traditions, I no longer say that I am a Christian, a Jew, a Sufi, or a Buddhist; I simply am a fallible child of God walking the Way, dancing with the mystics of each tradition.  It is by so doing that I see that of God within all Life and am compelled to live compassionately and make for justice...