“‘What a Gift!’ — People say it with cancer, or on their death bed; people say it in the midst of scandal, or in the midst of any situation that they are certain isn’t a gift, a situation absolutely unwanted.
When you’re willing to open to what is here, all is a gift: every instant, every moment, every event.
When the worst happens, and we are legitimately traumatized or horrified, we still have the capacity to open to it all.
Opening doesn’t deny the horror, or the injustice, or even that the event shouldn’t have happened. But as an adult, as free consciousness, you always have the capacity to open.
How can this be? Because we are the source of it all. One Self, one heart; infinite forms, infinite experiences. In opening, we eternally and freshly discover the gift.”