Gratitude and the gift of life

Tess Wixted

Michael Meade, storyteller, author, scholar of mythology, anthropology, and psychology, and one of Continuing Studies' venerable visionaries, has a unique way of combining ancient stories, contemporary thought, and poetry to touch people across a landscape of words and voices. Here's an excerpt from his holiday essay on gratitude and the gift of life.

“A main point of holidays and holy days alike is to find moments of wholeness. Holidays are intended to break the march of common time and interrupt the surface flood of details and distractions in order to turn to things that are deeper, greater and more enduring. Not just things that are more wholesome, but that are also more holy. Holy has to do with the inner life of the soul and with being related to the great Soul of the World. Holy has to do with feeling connected to the dance of life, to the cycling of the seasons, and the whole big song of creation ongoing… if only for a moment. For, in a moment of feeling whole inside, the whole world is revealed to be a holy place and each moment of that order becomes momentous and meaningful, even life-defining as it continues to live on inside us.”

Join Michael here at RRU next spring for conversations on fate and destiny, and discovering the genius within just waiting to be found.

Click here to read more of Michael's essay and find out about his work with Mosiac Multicultural Foundation.