This year’s Boston Marathon was both inspirational and transformational. We saw again that the spirit of the marathon knows no divisions among people. The love that connects our hearts knows no boundaries and expresses the freedom that is so essential to the human soul. This year’s marathon can only be described as a huge love fest with hugs, tears and laughter. People from over ninety nations, all ethnic, religious, political persuasions and races came together in friendship, connecting with one another in heartfelt affection. All the artificial barriers we erect against one another simply did not exist.
This year’s marathon was about love— the love that is fundamental to the human spirit that overcomes all obstacles, and is the foundation of all meaningful human endeavor.
The source of this love in the human heart out of which all this wondrous existence is continuously manifesting— this is the ultimate mystery and miracle. We cannot explain it; it contains us, we do not contain it.
We celebrate this universal life with our being and that is what this year’s marathon was all about— re-connecting and re-experiencing that love, which connects all being and which is the fountain of all life.