Every person should believe they are reborn each day.
Baal Shem Tov
Draw up a chair.
One of the things we can be sure of in life is that, except under extraordinary circumstances, when we wake up we will be in exactly the same place we were when we went to sleep, physically and mentally. We may travel far, see wonders or do them in our dreams, but we'll make it back in time for the waking up process. We may even have realizations in our dreams and a solution to a problem, but when the eyes open the problem is still there to be solved. So how can we believe that we are born again?
Being born is a chance at life. We are born with life and not much else. The rest we have to grow into. And then we have the opportunity to make something out of this life we have. It's a trust, in a way, an obligation, a responsibility. Some of us do a better job of it than others, but we all do something. And everyday offers the chance to take a step toward making it right or, at least, better.
When I was the morning disc jockey for a radio station I would always say at one point, usually around sunrise, "Thank goodness we have another day on our hands." I got a lot of very favorable response from people over that remark. They said it made them feel more in charge of their lives. They said it gave them confidence and courage, a fresh start to their lives.
What is a fresh start but being reborn? None of us really knows what's going to happen during any of our days, but to begin the day with a fresh start by claiming for ourselves joy, success, harmony, right activity and appreciation for life, as our rights for living, though it may sound too rosy in the face of our troubles, has the power of a new birth behind, under and in front of it.
DB - Vagabond
Send out some happy signals to someone today.