There once was a man who lived. This person wasn’t rich nor poor. Throughout his life, he would always strive to have more. He had a family, raised children, bought a house and managed to have vacations. But…none of it seemed to be enough. There was always that inkling to have more. There was not a feeling of accomplishment, no feeling of peace,no feeling that there was ever enough. It was these thoughts that robbed him of being truly happy. One day in a moment of reflection, he went deep inside into his heart. He kind of left the world and existed in a state of bliss…only for an instant…but in that instant he had a glimpse of heavenly love. In that instant… he felt that there was enough. No need to strive for more but there was a satisfaction to savor that one instant to “just be.” In that moment, all he had to do, was to take a deep breath and just breath. In that instant there was an ever flowing feeling of being in pure existence allowing peace, love and serenity to fill his heart. There was no need to strive but a time to be in gratitude for all the blessings of love in his life. In that instant of gratitude there was actually a feeling of completion…In that same instant, he knew that there was an all encompassing love, there was a loving God whose Grace filtered out all the doubt, all the feelings of inadequacies, all the past messages of not being good enough, and filtered out thoughts of the the past and future so that right now, in this instant there was that trans-formative moment to just “be” and know who he was…he was love and in that instant…. there was that moment!
Like the man in the story, I believe we can all take a moment, just the click of a finger and we can go beyond the world and take a moment to enter our heart, to enter a place of gratitude. We can take that moment, and with the Grace of God move into our heart where peace, happiness and the truth of who we are lies.
For me, getting off the merry go round and filtering out all the noise and entering the quietness of the soul is a good place to be. I just need to take the time to get there. It takes but a moment.