So, I’ve been listening recently to Rev. Michael Beckwith of Agape Spiritual Center in Los Angeles. He has a deep understanding of how life works given years of meditating and studying with well-known Teachers like Thich Nhat Hanh, Deepak Chopra and the Dalai Lama.
I’m including a link to his talks – an energetic and inspiring delivery is his signature, as you’ll see!
He loves to include dance and live music in his ‘sermons.’ It’s such a creative, fun way to learn. Pick a title that calls to you:
One of the questions he asks his audience stopped me in my tracks the other day.
I now see that what influences my initial response to a ‘difficult event’ is my level of understanding or growth at the time.
And, in those moments when I’ve finally seen the ‘light at the end of the tunnel’ and then had the wisdom kick in after that difficult life lesson, I’ve realized my life is easier – lighter – from then on.
So, here’s the question:
“What GOOD is there that I just can’t see yet?”
This question helped me appreciate even more that good is always there. I just had not been able to SEE it at the time.
Just the way electricity existed before Tesla or Edison tapped into it, a lighter way to see my life is always there. I just need to shift my perspective or ‘up’ my level of awareness – often by meditating more or offering myself more compassion.
What I love most about this question is the ASSUMPTION that good exists; that it always has and always will.
And given that matter follows thought, or more specifically our health follows our mindset, I think it’s a valuable inquiry. Food for thought, right?
Wishing you Peace, Judy