“Hospitality is an invitation to enter into the ancient art of the healer and bring people together despite our differences so we all can be nourished…There is something so visceral about knowing you are needed that warms the heart and keeps you safe in the larger sense.”
Hospitality shares the same root as the word “hospital” and is the first of the Civil Graces in my book because I believe when we come together in a place to heal, we open ourselves to the abundant Universe which constantly gives despite our mishaps. It is a way to open connection with another when we break bread and give of what we have. I remember hearing a quote from Wayne Dyer of an ancient poem by Hafez, “Even after all this time, the sun never says to the earth, ‘You owe me.’ Look what happens with a love like that. It lights the whole sky.” We are invited to light up the world by this quiet grace of Hospitality and make room in our hearts, our minds and our spirits so we all have a place at the table where we will find the beautiful gift each of us brings which becomes the balm to a world that needs each of our medicines.
How can you bring the spirit of hospitality into your daily living? Share your ideas below!