“And that’s what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wanted to take people higher, the way artists did, and philosophers. I fell in love with the thought that a human life could be a priestly conduit, a connecting link between earth and sky. It didn’t matter, then, whether we were artists, philosophers, teachers or rabbis. What mattered was that we laid down our ego lives, that we might be used as some sort of highway to a life that lay beyond all this.
And as I grew and as I stumbled and, most important, as I began to love and be loved I realized that the ultimate priest is the lover inside us, and the ultimate priesthood is the role of friend and loved one.
In the priestly role, we hold a space within us for the splendor of life and the splendor of people. And then, when we are present, the people around us can see more clearly what is possible for them and possible for all of us.”
We can be a mirror for others. By being clear with ourselves, we can be clearer for others, so we can reflect a pure image which is real and true.
We can be a mirror for ourselves. Seeing ourselves clearly, we can love ourselves as we are, not only as we imagine ourselves to be.