Two themes are emerging in almost every conversation I've had or overheard in the aftermath of this week's Sydney/Central Coast/Hunter storms: Cleansing and Gratitude. People are saying they feel as if a big cleansing has happened, and how grateful they felt this week for any small thing: some warmth, candlelight, a hot shower at a friend's house.
Gratitude is a wonderful way to experience this world through peace, freedom, and joy. When we recognize the limitless good contained in every moment, we begin to know the grace that flows through life.
When we are feeling God's Love there is a Rightness inside, a sense that All Is Well. Once we have had that feeling, we long with every fiber of our being to experience it again, because it is our true state.
Competition is the contrast to enlightenment, without it how would truly know what enlightenment is. There must be contrast in all things, each must have its opposite for us to gravitate to our truest desires.