Recently I travelled cross country, and discovered that no matter what state you go to, speeding and tailgating are epidemic.
Sometimes you’ll be tailgated, and up the road a stretch, you’ll see the same car or truck (it’s often a big truck) parked leisurely along the side of the road. There’s no emergency, no urgency. Just the inner “drive” to tailgate.
We see twenty-four hour news, and constant Internet “breaking” stories.
We rush through our day, barely gulping down our cup of coffee to get out and “get er done!”
Where are we going?
What are we seeking?
The wisest man there has ever been (outside of Jesus, I’d argue), King Solomon, after a lifetime of gaining wisdom, fame, fortune, and excess, famously said, “All is vanity–seeking after wind.”
Yet we apparently didn’t listen and continue on in our quest for…
And at the end of the road, some are fortunate to find that there was really nowhere to go, but back to our Father.
There is another well-known Bible verse that says simply, “Be STILL and know, that I am God.” It doesn’t take effort, it doesn’t take money, it doesn’t take ANYTHING at all except our attention.
I always come back to this stillness.
Blaize Pascal said that, “All of humanity’s problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room.”
There you have it.
The late, great Roy Masters rediscovered an ancient Judeo-Christian observation-meditation technique that has helped countless men and women. As a wayward young man, I came across it and it changed my life. I since fell off the wagon a few times, and experienced some profoundly hard knocks, some of which I’ve described on my blog.
But I’ve always come back from my wayward journeys.
Here is an old video of Roy Masters explaining how to practice the meditation.
I was raised Catholic, and later came back to reading the Bible, which I still do on a regular basis. I also pray at times with words, but honestly, not much. Even Jesus said that our Heavenly Father already knows our needs.
But I’ve never experienced the sense of communion with “the kingdom of heaven within” as I do in mediation, which can become as simple as it makes sense to you.
You may discover that, as Dorothy said in The Wizard of Oz, “There’s no place like home.” There was never any need to “go” anywhere, except right where you started–as an innocent child. What did Jesus say—“Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 18:3, King James Version).
There you have it again.
Don’t let this world take you away from the most important thing in your life–your relationship with your Heavenly Father. If you haven’t tried sitting quietly in a room and communing with Him, I urge you to do so. As has been said by the announcer who used to come on at the beginning of Roy Masters’ radio show, “You may just find the key to peace of mind and joy you have been searching for all your life.”
Roy Masters’ son Alan is now spearheading his organization. I encourage you to explore what they are doing today to help searching souls find their way back to the Father. Go to FHU.com.