In addition, I am amazed at the beauty in people that I have denied myself just because they did not "fit" or I ass-u-me-d I would not "fit" them. The beautiful thing about allowing yourself to see, think, and imagine as a divine being is that spirit does not need to "fit".
I must admit, this newness is troubling at times. Seeing myself and others from a space of divinity challenges EVERYTHING I thought I knew about myself and others. It requires me to be new in every moment with everyone. It requires me to transform and transcend.
So my quote this week and song this week is by Gnarles Barkley. A very dear person that I had the blessed opportunity to meet while working on At Freedom's Door (http://www.citypaper.com/news/story.asp?id=13204) sent this song to me at the beginning of the year and it still resonates with my soul. Thank you Aidah Rasheed. This gift keeps giving. May you be eternally blessed.
"Behold the beautiful and bold. Everyday I wake up to be new." Gnarls Barkley
(fenced in image from http://cracksinthepavement.com/)