Monday, July 03, 2006
MEDITATION: "Going with the Flow"
Sometimes I start thinking I need to try to know and do the will of God, but then I remind myself that I actually have no choice: I must do the will of God. Whether I always realize it or not, I am part of an infinite Universe that has been creating itself for eons and will continue to do so for all eternity. As such, strange as it sounds, I don’t actually need to make any effort to understand or do anything. The Universe makes all the effort and does all the doing. Being a part of this vast, harmonious universe, “I” just follow along. It’s similar to sunlight. A ray of light doesn’t have to “try” to be bright and warm. We see that as a silly idea, because a ray of sunlight simply is bright and warm, by its very nature. All it has to do, in a sense, is relax and be what it is. The same is true for me. Being a creation of the eternal spiritual Universe (to which some people give the name God, and others Allah), I have no choice but to be whatever the Universe wants me to be. I often pretend that I have a choice -- that I can “think for myself” – but the wonderful truth is that all the thinking is done for me. Thoughts flow ceaselessly like Niagara Falls. All I have to do is loosen up, yield, and “go with the flow”.