A good friend told me that before his father died he told him – “Son I know that you’re going through a rough time. Put it in God’s hand and I promise you that it’s all going to work out.” My friend said that while his father gave him that advise he was in a great deal of struggle & pain himself. It felt like a comforting reminder that came in the right space & time. Earlier in the day, as I was dealing with an emergency situation I thought how second-nature worrying was for me. How much good energy gets consumed by worrying in vein, and that what I worry about – never comes true. I thought how wonderful it would be to be free of worry, and be able to live in a sacred manner & in celebration. But then, I remembered that in the healing process, we need to honor what we want to heal before we can celebrate it. As a child, I learned to worry from my parents who went through devastating life circumstances. I used to constantly worry about how life would turn out for me, and work myself into a state of anxiety & depression. Living now in what was the future then, I can have compassion for worrying as teaching me about faith. In the present, I can practice surrendering my worries to the breath, and trust that it’s all going to work out, without worrying about the results. “The proof is in the putting”. Love is putting your heart in the now, rather than worrying about the future .
Kabir says: “Students, tell me what is God? He is the breath inside the breath.”
“Are You Looking For Me?” / Kabir
Samuel Jakob Kirschner, voice of the BREAZE