"Life unfolds as a series of synchronous events that, seemingly random and disconnected, are actually conspiring together to bring you in union with yourself...with God" (The Enoch Factor, p. 10).
If you knew this were true, how would it change your life? The way you view what is happening in your life? How would it impact the way you feel about where you are at this point? In your life? Circumstances? Career?
So much of my life has been spent resisting where I am and wishing to be somewhere else. In recent years, however, I have been making it my practice to know the following "knowings"...
- I know I am exactly where I'm supposed to be - and, how do I know this? Because this is where I am. What further proof do I need?
- I know that what I'm going through now is exactly what I'm supposed to experience - and, how do I know this? Because "all things work together," said Saint Paul (Romans 8:28) and, the Buddha said, "What you are experiencing now when never finally disappear until you learn the lesson it was sent to teach you." So, I make it my practice to look for the life lesson hidden like a pearl in every experience.
- I know that God, like the air I breathe, is mysteriously present, though perhaps not seen, in everything I encounter, every person I meet, every thought I think, every word I speak. So today, and every day, I worry little. I watch and wait, instead. Why should I worry? If God is as present as the air I breathe, then with every breath I take, I'm actually receiving Life Energy itself - infinite and inexhaustible.
This, I've discovered, is the secret of happiness...the pathway to peace.
Correction: Not the "pathway to peace" as if peace were that which lies just around the next corner. No, this IS peace...the pathway, or living this way, IS peace.
May it be so for you! Right now even.