Is there joy and gladness in what you are doing? Do you perceive life as a burden or a struggle? If there is no joy in what you’re doing it does not mean you need to change what you’re doing. It just may be sufficient to change the how you’re doing it. How can you find the joy of being in your present circumstances? Honor the present moment. Give your full attention to whatever you are experiencing in the moment. You need to totally accept what is, because you can not focus on something and at the same time resist it.
Eckhart Toole on his book The Power of Now points out: ”As soon as you honor the present moment, all unhappiness and struggle dissolve, and life begins to flow with joy and ease. When you act out of present-moment awareness, whatever you do becomes imbued with a sense of quality, care and love – even the most simple action.” We need to grow in our spiritual life by doing small things with great love. We need to be a light in our joyful service to others and see Jesus present in all our brothers and sisters, especially those most in need.
We can not be concerned with what we are going to get, with the fruits of our actions. We just need to focus on the task at hand. The moment our attention turns to the present moment, we feel peace. We no longer depend on the future for fulfillment and satisfaction. We are not attached to the results of our actions. Nor failure nor success can change our inner state of being in peace, of being one with God within us. We feel complete and whole in the moment we feel united with the One who created us.
Mark 4:24 warns us: ”Be careful what you are hearing. The measure [of thought and study] you give [to the truth you hear] will be the measure [of virtue and knowledge] that comes back to you—and more [besides] will be given to you who hear.” Remember to be open to that still small voice within you and listen to what it tells you to do in your life. There are many questions that will more than likely be answered as you saturate yourself in the truths that you are learning.
Let us pray: Lord, grant me a spirit of wisdom and revelation [or insight into mysteries and secrets] in the [deep and intimate] knowledge of You. Flood the eyes of my heart with light, so that I can know and understand more fully the hope to which You have called me, and how rich is Your glorious inheritance in all the saints. Thank You for teaching me and equipping me to live extraordinarily… in Jesus name. Amen!