If one is called to be a street sweeper then one must sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted or Beethoven composed music.
If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth shall pause and say, "Here lived a great sweeper who did his job well." Martin Luther King said that and he was also talking about associate assistant bank managers, postal workers and kings and presidents. Put your heart in your work. Be happy.
Signed, Sealed, Delivered
"Bloom where you are planted."
I am not sure where I first heard this saying but I have often paused to appreciate its profound wisdom. Is there anything more beautiful than the experience of meeting someone who is at peace with himself and the universe! Who has embraced the place he now occupies in the world with deep joy and appreciation! Who holds a grateful heart for all that he experiences...and who brings the best of himself to every adventure he encounters!
This magnificence is not reserved for royalty nor for those of the highest status. It is the universal privilege of man...the opportunity to stand in our authentic power and bring our full consideration to the task which lies before us, to enter into the beauty of its flow and gift it with our loving creativity.
This is where peace resides...in the consummate embrace of our calling in the Universe. The little child in us has felt the calling. Can we now "remember" the invitation in our hearts?
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originally published October 13, 2014