“Worry is not a spiritual practice.”
- Michael Beckwith
Have you ever asked yourself how much time you spend worrying?
As Rev says: “Worry is not a spiritual practice.”
We invest so much time trying to improve ourselves, trying to get closer to Source, trying to align with our highest self.
But we end up canceling all that work with worry.
The answer is because it's a human thing to do.
We don't need to be hard on ourselves about it, we just need to be mindful and learn how to stop worrying so much and begin trusting more.
Now, I know it's easier said than done. I know you could be going through really difficult situations where not worrying seems impossible, but here is where trust comes in.
Let me ask you this…
How many times you didn't know how you were going to resolve something and suddenly, out of nowhere, something happened?...
Maya Angelou once said: “Survival is very important, but we are living in a time and age where we can practice the elegance of thriving.”
We want to see so many things manifested in our lives, but if we are in a state of survival, there's not much that gets done other than surviving.
So, how do we go from surviving to thriving and why is it important?
Let me tell you a story...
A lady once said to Reverend Michael Beckwith during one of his classes:
“Reverend, I hear you talking about manifestation, reaching your goals, and fulfilling your dreams. I want that for my life. But I also hear you talking about forgiveness, and I don't want to forgive. I'm not ready. So what do I do? Can I still fulfill my dreams even if I don't forgive?”
To this, the Reverend responded with a story.
At the beginning of Agape times (The reverend's spiritual center in LA), the community would go on bicycle rides. For some reason, he would be the last one to arrive back from...