Spiritual life is ever a fight, a fight against stagnancy, ignorance and illusion. It is a fight to know reality, a struggle to move from darkness and ignorance into light and infinite love. No spiritual life is devoid of this struggle. The spiritual path is not one of convenience or complacency. It is a movement towards truth, unity and wholeness. That dynamic movement naturally creates struggle. When there are forces that would pull you towards stagnancy, darkness and illusion, the inner forces of light, truth and love unconditional always pull in the opposite direction. And so the struggle begins.
Spiritual life is not a life of complacency. It is life of dynamic movement. And that movement is not always easy or comfortable, but nonetheless, you go forward. You go forward on your path. Go forward towards the light. The obstacles are not your enemy; they are your friends. They are your opportunity to affirm divinity and the light within. So never be afraid. Never shrink from the obstacles and struggles in life. Never think that they dominate you.
For the spirit of the human heart is the strongest force that exists. The spirit of the human heart is the one true force in this universe. Fear, darkness, illusion and ignorance will run from this force of the human heart. For it is the force of unconditional love, the greatest force in this world. Nothing is greater. There is no power stronger. There is no darkness that can dim this light. This light of the human heart is a great force in this world. Never think that other forces can diminish it. They may temporarily cover it, as the clouds can cover the sun, but the sun never ceases to radiate and soon burns the clouds away. So it is that the light will always dispel darkness. In the world today, many forces are at play and some people may feel frightened or overwhelmed. But the forces of light and truth are not to be held back. There is indeed the dawn of a new age, a new era in this world, the dawn of a new time, a bright time where the forces of the human heart become strong and the love between people creates solidarity in this world.
All forces of light naturally call forth the shadows of darkness. The struggle that ensues is but a part of the play of creation, never to be taken with discouragement, but to be approached with hope, with certainty that the force of the human heart and the love of the human spirit is the greatest force, the strongest power in this entire world, in this entire universe.
So never feel daunted. Never feel afraid. Never lose hope. Today is a new beginning, a new dawn. The bright sun of that new dawn has arisen. It is visible now, and due to that visibility of that bright light, the shadows appear. As the sun rises, at first, the glimpse of the small rays begin to shine in the darkness and then the sun grows brighter and the shadows appear. But as the sun continues to rise in the East to its height, the shadows fade away for they cannot endure the bright shining and the direct light of the sun.
So it is in the world today. The sun of a new dawn rises, a new era in human existence, a time when the love of the human heart grows in magnitude. You see that growth within you, within those around you even today. And it will grow more and more; you will see in the coming years. So never be daunted. Never be afraid of the shadows that appear as the sun rises. They are fleeting and will burn away in the brightness of the light.
This is a new day, a new dawn in human history, a new time in the world and, as with all transitions, there are struggles. As with all transitions, there are forces that resist change and forces of change that cannot be stopped. There are many difficult circumstances that face the world today but the strength of the human heart is great. The love of the human spirit is great and cannot be daunted. As the phoenix rises from the ashes, so humanity will rise from the struggles of today to the brightness of this new dawn.
Each day is an opportunity, each moment an opportunity to begin afresh, to affirm your life, to affirm the life of all beings, to open your heart, to extend your love, to do something good in this world. Each day is a new beginning, a new opportunity, a new dawn. Follow the forces of love, of life, of truth. Follow the love in your own heart. Extend it out. Join hands with your brothers and sisters. Create a web of life and light. Extend the love of the human heart to cover this planet and make it whole. It can be done. It will be done.
Never lose hope. Never become discouraged. Never think that the forces of darkness and struggle, either in your personal life or in the collective life, can daunt your spirit, can daunt the spirit of the human heart. For that is the strongest force in this entire universe! The deep love within you, the light of your spirit is the strongest force. Let nothing daunt that brightness. Let the dawn of the new age shine through you. Let the brightness of your love, of your light, be a reflection of infinite love and let it shine in the world today. Each and every day that you awake, affirm again your capacity to awaken your heart and to extend your love into the world.
Join hands. Join forces. Become one humanity, one love, one truth, one light, so bright all shadows are consumed. The future of humanity is bright. Darkness cannot overcast the sun for long. Never be afraid of struggle. You are each and every one a child of the Divine. That divine Mother, that divine Father is always with you, guiding you, caring for you. You are never alone or helpless for that divine One is always with you, always. So pick yourself up, brush yourself off and begin afresh. Today is a new opportunity. Even in the darkest times, remember, the light is always stronger. The love of the human heart is the greatest force. All right?