Monday, July 21, 2008

Finding Peace

Once, renowned spiritual healer Joel Goldsmith was on an airplane which was being buffeted and rocked by a violent storm. As trays rattled and nerves tightened, Joel closed his eyes and went into silent prayer. When he opened his eyes a few moments later, the plane had become stable.

What came to him during his silence was this realization: “I am not in this plane, this plane is within me.” And by ‘me’ he meant the vast, wordless I AM which resides in every breathing soul.

If, like Joel, we can remember that every material appearance in front of us, every incident, every occurrence is a passing appearance within the great I AM which is our very own lifespring, then perhaps we can ride more easily along the endlessly changing river of life.

Riding more easily doesn’t mean we cease to have feelings about whatever occurs; it simply means we have a secure compass point to guide us back to our center of Peace.

And here’s the thing.

Peace trumps choppy waters, every time.

Sunday, July 6, 2008


I try to imagine the most beautiful thing in the world, and it’s we. It’s we without fear painted over our eyes.

It’s we without the imaginary hard lines between us.

It’s we letting the wind blow us this way and that way, not resisting, just resting on its currents.

Things don’t look we very often, but that’s ok. I carry we in my heart.