Reverence

by Gregg Hake on July 3, 2014

“When we approach with reverence, great things decide to approach us. Our real life comes to the surface and its light awakens the concealed beauty in things. When we walk on the earth with reverence, beauty will decide to trust us. The rushed heart and arrogant mind lack the gentleness and patience to enter that embrace.” – Beauty: The Invisible Embrace, John O’Donohue

I once heard that there are no ugly truths, just ugly facts. And unfortunately people use ugly facts to justify their abandonment of truth. On this basis you hear things like: “Well if he hadn’t done such and such I wouldn’t be so angry”, “I’ll never be able to trust women again after what she did to me”, or “I know I shouldn’t have done that, but I had to get even.”

Never let an ugly fact turn your heart and mind from truth. Ugly facts never justify the employment of ignoble means. The truth is true regardless of how many people have made poor choices around you. Furthermore, all is well, no matter how ugly the momentary facts of life may get around you. If you maintain your reverence for the beauty and wonder of life, that which is beautiful will be drawn forth because of your presence.

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