Thursday, January 8, 2009

How Not To Piss Off God.

Some purple flowers.Image via WikipediaWell, now that I have your attention!!!

In reality, my concept of God is not one that maintains that there is a "figure" out there to be angry or pleased with us. I believe in a non-dual, energetic and universal form of God. But, to each her own...

The reason for this post title is a quote I came across this morning that I really love. It is from Alice Walker, author of The Color Purple. She says:


"I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don't notice it."


I think in a way, that is very true. It is in some way an insult to the grand and glorious creation of this Universe when we, for what ever reason, fail to notice it's splendor.

And this ties in very much to our study and practice of gratitude, because gratitude is the ultimate "offering back" to the beauty and bounty that surrounds us. Taking time to notice and appreciate all that we have been given is a sacred and profound form of prayer, and one that is available to us in every moment.

So, in your day today don't fail to notice

the fragile beauty of some lingering sprig of green grass

the white pristine silence of falling snow

the cornflower blue of a child's eyes

the warming golden radiance of the sun

or, the color purple in a field somewhere.


Om shanti.


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2 comments:

E. Michelle said...

nice post. remembering to stay in the present moment allows us to take notice of these beautiful things.

Christopher said...

Great title!