Saturday, September 7, 2013


Waiheke Island, New Zealand

We think we know who we are.  We think we know what we want.  We strive and work for things that we think will make us whole or fulfill us.  We yearn for things that others have.  We are convinced that if we only had a romantic partner, a new job, more money, a better home, an education, more friends, a better childhood, better looks, more youth, better health, a new car, new clothes, or better luck, that the holes in our hearts would finally be filled.

The truth is that if we had any or all of these things, we would soon find ourselves alone and frustrated again.  In fact, we might even feel more depressed because, if the thing that we thought would make us whole does not, there is truly no hope for us.  I believe that is what happened to Michael Jackson.  He had everything that anyone could have, yet found no peace, love or joy in his life.  If having everything does not make us happy, then the world must indeed be an evil and terrifying place.

Of course, there is another way.

We could have more peace, love and joy in our lives than we can possibly imagine.    Indeed it is our heritage.  It is what we are.  It is so simple to find because it is right there for us to discover at any given moment (how about this very one?).

All that we have to do is choose a different way.  

How do we do it?  We give up our desires and expectations, and surrender our will to the Divine Infinite.  We surrender our will to God's will.  When we do this, our lives will be filled with miracles, and we will discover our life's purpose.

Let's allow divine wisdom to guide us.

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