Daily Meditation: Sunday, March 21, 2010

Effort - always necessary if we are to make the most of what we have

Even if you were offered all the treasures in the world, in order to really benefit from them you would have to know how to use them; otherwise, you would remain inwardly as poor as if you had nothing. Imagine you are brought to a table covered with the most delicious dishes: even then, you have at the very least to make the effort to stretch out your hand, take the food, bring it to your mouth and chew it. Whatever you are given, it is always up to you to make the physical, emotional and intellectual effort that will really make it yours. Who wouldn't like to find some extraordinary method that gave results in no time! Well, no, it is the opposite: in the spiritual life you need only very simple methods and a lot of time. That is how it is. To acquire light, peace, love and strength, you need only make a few gestures, take a few deep breaths or say a formula or a prayer to gradually feel yourself entering the rhythm of cosmic harmony. Then, nature will say to you, 'I recognize these words, these gestures: they harmonize with what is most beautiful and luminous in me. Here, I give you my blessings.'

Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov
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The Author : Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov