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Tag Archives: the Universe
It was the summer of 1996 and I was living in Central Square, in Cambridge MA.
I’d moved up there the year before to become a street/subway musician, and that was easy enough to do, once I overcame the fear.(which is another entirely different story)
In the mornings, I’d work at the coffee shop down the street from my apartment. And then in the afternoon/evenings I’d go play music in Harvard Square, a subway train station, or a gig.
The goal was simply to be playing somewhere every day.
Meaning the same thing that Jesus said, “Ye shall reap what ye sew.”
Yet sometimes we have trouble doing what we know is the right thing, because at the time, we cannot see how it will work in our favor.
Sometimes we will do something, and think that our return is going to come in a certain way. And this can throw us off the beam pretty quickly.
There were years when I kept saying, “I’ve done this and that and I’ve given so much, and so where is mine???”
What if God loves us?
What if the Universe really is good?
What if the only thing working against us is us?
What if everything we perceive as a “problem” really isn’t a problem at all?
Waking up in the morning would sure be a lot better under these circumstances. To feel that you are loved by a God, that the Universe is at the very least impartial either way, to feel that possibly we can stop working against ourselves, and to maybe realize that there is a solution for every problem. (which deletes problems altogether)
We are constantly bombarded with advertisements. We are constantly seeing other people who have better toys than us. The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence. Things would be so much better if only we had what we don’t have. What we fail to realize is that this is a deeply engrained pattern of thinking. This means that when we get what we want, we will soon fall back in to the same pattern as always. We want something else.
The Universe is so precise, that it is just so easy to miss. I have the vision though, and can see it and how it works everywhere all the time, in every thing and every person. I know that sometimes there are surprises that come along. They can be really painful and frightening, or they can be like air, after you’ve been under water a lot longer than you ever thought you could make it.
I am very grateful to you for reading this. I know that somewhere out there, someone will read this and that someone is you! SPIRIT brings people together in many many different ways, and this is one of them. I am writing this and you are reading this, and there are reasons why. It is more than you think.
What I have to say to you is simply what I say to my self. It doesn’t really matter how things are going or how Spiritual or un-Spiritual you may feel, it is time to stop. Sit in meditation, relax, shift down into a lower gear so that your vision can be more clear. When we go too fast, everything becomes a blur. We all go too fast. No matter where you are along the path to enlightenment, there’s a lower gear, a more clear understanding. There is a deeper peace than we have and all we have to do is sit.
The more time I spend in meditation, the more things I get accomplished. It doesn’t make sense in my brain, but I assure you that this is true. Anyone who has practiced meditation for a while will tell you. Meditation leads to a much more productive life.
-We have today, what we can handle today
– How can do a better job with my current situation?
– When I can handle it, I will have it
– Meditation is like a “time out” from life.
– Calmly welcome change with a smile and open arms.
The Universe has shown me so many times that my life is the way it is, because I am not ready for change, or for things to be different. My life is the way that it is because I am the way that I am, because of where I am Spiritually.