The Sufis, which I also consider myself, recite names or
divine attributes of God as part of their spiritual practice. These
names are archetypical qualities that exist in our species and with work, each
of can manifest these attributes in our self, which is a reflection of the
entire realm of Existence and possibility.
If we can "see reality" in all its beauty and tragedy, we will
be able to reflect that beauty that exists within All, and that gives every
being a chance for healing with just our very existence.
This past week Dr. Caleb Gordon, a member of my Unitarian
Universalist congregation led the regular Sunday morning birding group to
sighting it's 100th bird species. In
seeing the list of bird names they seemed to me to be the most beautiful names
I've had the gratitude to recite. These
flying birds are divine attributes of our world and in holding them in mind and
heart, they enable me to reflect more of the beauty that connects us all.
What helps you see the best in yourself, others, and the
world? What do you do to reflect this knowing outward for healing?