Some things in life are very easily explained, like why you get wet when it rains. Or, how light penetrates darkness. These things in our physical world teach us cause and effect, action and consequence, and in a sense, past and future.
They are tangible, things we can experience with our senses. And then, oh yes, Then… there are matters of the heart. The things that make it beat faster, swell up with love, fracture with sadness, hopeful with anticipation, joyous beyond belief.
Oh yes, Belief. That tiny little voice in your head that reminds you who you are, why you’re here and how to live a disciplined, yet fulfilling life. And most importantly, who to thank for everything.
If there is one thing I’ve learned in my life, it is that there are NO coincidences; None. Every thought, word, action, event, disaster, success, relationship, outcome; each and every second of every minute of every hour of every day of every week of every month of every year of every person’s life… Has an interdependent function, meaning, and significance.
Our job? Simply, our job is to learn to recognize the presence of God in our life, appreciate the true gift that it is, and to just maybe, as we accumulate knowledge, experience, and perhaps create some wisdom; connect the dots between all the seemingly unrelated occurrences in this world to create a Mosaic of Life that represents something much larger than each of us are individually. Our goal is to live our life to create and share something of a Divine nature.
Those “aha moments” will come when you least expect it, perhaps in a dream, or while watching an eagle grace the sky, or a golden sunset casting magnificence on the landscape of your life. For me, it is these, and most assuredly, when I have or create the opportunity to spend time with my family. Those moments are magical.
“It takes time, sensitivity and awareness to learn to recognize these moments. Without question, they are fleeting, unpredictable and finite in nature. Yes, these are the moments you (we) must treasure, cherish and grasp for as long as we can. Because, you see, they almost always involve someone we love, someone we lost, someone we left, someone we admire, desire to help, or someone with whom we want to share our lives.”
Indeed, we must live our lives in a deliberate manner, intent to interact, to serve, to love, to forgive, to be thankful, and to be humble. For there are no guarantees in life, no money back refunds, no do-overs. And as beautiful and fulfilling as life can be, it is, by its very nature, not fair. Free Will empowers us to make our own decisions as we navigate the obstacles, dangers, multiple paths, and people to journey toward the horizon of our existence and presence here.
“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.” – Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
As a point of emphasis, the most important Moments I have found in life revolve around my relationship with God. That relationship nourishes me daily and provides me reassurance, direction, forgiveness, gratitude, and love, among other things. It enriches my soul and gives me purpose for being. It is exhilarating, personal, and reliable. I am a better human being because of God and His love for me. That’s all I know for that is all I desire. Everything else is a bonus.
Bottom line, do not fear love, seek it. Do not ask for forgiveness, live it. Do not seek role models, be one. Do not live a life that creates regrets, do what your heart and soul speak for you to do. Do not worry that God may not recognize you, Know that He is there because He created you and Loves you.
God Bless you and be well.
(This article is dedicated to my wife and two sons, each of which have brought happiness, joy, hope, direction, and reverence to my life. I love you all)