The glass may be broken, but the wine remains.
Towards the end of his life Einstein said: “Now I see that the only question is, ‘Is the universe friendly?’ “I have begun to discover its physical meanings, but the question that haunts me is,’Is it friendly?’ “
So much of what happens and much of what is taught sees it all as hostile and adversarial. Benevolence doesn’t often enter the picture. Even though I’ve struggled immensely with this issue, deep down somewhere within me, and I can’t explain it, I know that at the heart of the universe and this world is friendliness and goodness, and that it ultimately all works toward our good.
So, in the midst of all the hostility and enmity, I’ve decided to go in to the new year seeking a far deeper awareness and experience of this friendliness and benevolence. I’ve committed myself to knowing and believing that no matter how broken the glass may be, the friendliness and goodness of the wine will always be there to be sipped, relished and appreciated.