Space to Be...John Main

An excerpt from John Main OSB, “Space to Be,” MOMENT OF CHRIST (New York: Continuum, 1998), pp. 92-93.
To know ourselves, to understand ourselves and to . . .get ourselves and our problems in perspective, we simply must make contact with our spirit. All self-understanding arises from understanding ourselves as spiritual beings, and it is only contact with the universal Holy Spirit that can give us the depth and the breadth to understand. . .The way to this is not difficult. It is very simple. But it does require serious commitment. . .
The way of meditation is very simple. All each of us has to do is to be as still as possible in body and in spirit. . . .Learning to meditate is learning to let go of your thoughts, ideas and imagination and to rest in the depths of your own being. Always remember that. Don’t think, don’t use any words other than your own word, don’t imagine anything. Just sound, say the word in the depths of your spirit and listen to it. Concentrate upon it with all your attention.
Why is this so powerful? Basically, because it gives us the space that our spirit needs to breathe. It gives each of us the space to be ourselves. When you are meditating you don’t need to apologize for yourself and you don’t need to justify yourself. All you need to do is to be yourself, to accept from the hands of God the gift of your own being.  And in that acceptance of yourself and your creation, you come into harmony with the Creator, . . .the Spirit of God.

Preachment, Charles Fillmore

By Charles Fillmore

Radiate joy, health, prosperity! Let your light shine. How do you do this? By your thoughts and your words. Then let your thoughts and your words be of praise, thankfulness, joyousness. Search for the good in all people and you will find it. Ignore the evil and it will perish of its own ignorance.

“Truth, crushed to earth, shall rise again;
The eternal years of God are hers;
But Error, wounded, writhes in pain,
And dies amidst her worshippers.”

All true success awaits you — even now is running a secret course in your life. You do not see it? Look again. The Golden Stream is steadily coursing through the inner realms of your consciousness. The Kingdom of God within you is surcharged with good. Seek that good and you will surely find it.

Thanks to Sammy Smith & for sharing.