This past week I had the privilege of spending a week at the Center for Spiritual Awareness, in Lakemont Georgia.
The Center is operated by a man named Roy Eugene Davis, who some of you may be familiar with. He has authored many books, and is an international speaker. He is the last living disciple of Paramahansa Yogananda, and has had this Center since the early 70’s.
Besides the beautiful mountain setting and the many new friends made, it was amazing to sit and be led in meditation by Roy, and to hear his talks.
Several times during the week, things got very awkward for me, as I learned that some of my perceptions over the past years may not have been so correct after all.
Mainly it was the discovery that my previous “self-realization” was only the beginning of “diving deep.”
When I say that, “I am a musician,” this is true, but only partially.
Sure, there is musical talent and a love for music, and it is also what I’ve done for a living for many years.
But music is what I have chosen to do. Not what I am.
The Truth(notice the capital T) is that what I am is a Spiritual being. Pure consciousness. Awareness. The watcher or observer. Spirit. Presence.
Music is what seemed to me to be the thing that the Universe must want me to do, and so the decision was made to do that.
But again, this is not what I am.
I’ve been a salesman, done manual labor, an artist(I still have art in two galleries), have had this blog here for over four years and have become a public speaker, and also am about to release my very first book!
I’m a son, a husband, a father, and a friend too.
But all these things are what I do, not what I am.
This realization came upon me so strongly this week, and what a realization it was. My talent may be in music, and I may love music, but the there are many things in the Universe that I can do.
The Universe can express itself through me any way it wants to.
I can do anything.
And so can you!