In the spirit of St. Valentine’s Day, here’s a quote from Theologian Paul Tillich about feeling deeply included in the flow of love. I hope it helps you to take a mindful pause, and feel accepted, just as you are:
“……Sometimes (in a) moment, a wave of light breaks into our darkness, and it is as though a voice were saying: “You are accepted. You are accepted, accepted by that which is greater than you, and the name of which you do not know. Do not ask for the name now; perhaps you will find it later. Do not try to do anything now; perhaps later you will do much. Do not seek for anything; do not perform anything; do not intend anything. Simply accept the fact that you are accepted!” If that happens to us, we experience grace. After such an experience we may not be better than before, and we may not believe more than before. But everything is transformed. In that moment, grace conquers sin, and reconciliation bridges the gulf of estrangement. And nothing is demanded of this experience, no religious or moral or intellectual presupposition, nothing but acceptance.
Feel accepted in this moment!
We wish you twenty minutes of mindfulness every day!