I hope you’ve had the chance to review the June edition of the Ah-Man Newsletter, in which I introduce this month’s blog theme: the importance of taking time to be in the Presence.
If I offered you a $1000.00 a day to take 15 minutes in the morning before you start your day to meditate, would you make the time to do it?
Of course you would! You’d be crazy not to. The point is we have the time (or will make the time) if we think it’s important enough.
The benefit of daily meditation over a period of time is like receiving $1000.00 a day and more.
No matter what your faith is, taking at least 15 minutes (I think over time, you will want to do 30-45 minutes or more) each morning to go within, to that place where only you can go, and be quiet, pray, chant, or just receive, will help you in every way possible: spiritually; physically; emotionally; and yes, even materially…more than money ever could.
Most of us are blessed to have work today. Yes, it’s a blessing! Too many of us are out of work, so regardless if you like your job or not, it’s a blessing to have for today.
Imagine seeing the different people who you work with as “children of God.” Because, believe it or not, even the ones who might be making your workday a hard one are children of God.
What if each time someone did something negative or something happened that threw you off, instead of just reacting, you were able to stop for a moment and ask: what am I supposed to learn from this situation?
There is a lesson to be found in every life situation. Sometimes it’s to stand up for ourselves…sometimes it’s to just observe how we are reacting…sometimes it’s to see how things can be done differently. There are so many things we can learn if we use our eyes to see and our ears to hear.
Have you slowed down enough to hear what you need to hear…see what you need to see?