Bud without blight

Various facets of life resemble a bud before it flowers. While there are the important times of full blossom, there is always something very special about the budding experience itself. It holds promise of fulfillment. It implies expectancies, hope, possibilities.

All of us have those times of budding. Youth holds bright prospect for the future. Perhaps just now our bud is a new and special relationship, a recently founded business, any fresh adventure drawing on our vision, purpose, foresight.

If we understand something of reality, these buds are given fuller opportunity to flower. If we confine our perception of existence to mortality, we find them too often blighted. In reality, being is constant unfoldment, an eternal flowering of fresh activity— new and expanding views within infinite consciousness. Man's prospects for good never wilt, his spiritual animation never deteriorates. His fragrance of spirituality never grows stale. He is the expression of Soul's beauty, the beneficiary of Life's promise. Because God is eternal, all being is forever unfolding.

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Andy wakes up
June 30, 1980

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