Grace is something which, to my mind, seems to be rapidly disappearing from our experience in life.
People seem to be sensing its loss but don’t really seem to know what it is they’re losing.
As a species, we have spent so much time trying to achieve something … anything … everything, that we have apparently lost as a result, moments of grace in our lives.
Maybe grace never leaves.
Maybe it’s always occurring without our knowledge and it’s our responsibility to look for its presence.
But the fact we have to look for it, that we simply don’t feel it, suggests our lives are operating on a frequency that’s not on the wavelength of grace.
The days of our lives
We’re in a time and living a way of life that places more external pressures on us than ever before.
And, at the same time, we’re in charge of our own lives. We each make the decisions that lead to the outcomes which make up the blueprint of what we experience our life to be.
But other influences also operate. Some subtle, others overt, which affect how we experience each day.
The states of mind of the people we live and work with, and the general consciousness of the world — particularly according to the media’s view — all play an important role in what makes up our day. These are concrete and obvious influences.
But underlying everything is the Karma each of us brings with us, which creates and informs the circumstances we find ourselves in.
In all these different ways we experience life, information plays a major role.
Information vs knowledge vs wisdom
There is so much information available to us. Some valuable, some benign, and some outright damaging.
We must choose wisely what we believe because it’s my feeling that this is precisely the problem.
There are too many choices and we’re no longer in possession of the right skills to make those choices.
People have confused information for knowledge and/or wisdom and, in doing so, we’ve moved from heart to head.
It’s become more important to be filled with information than wisdom.
It’s become less important to listen to the feeling which informs the drive to act, than to operate from sheer drive itself.
Devoid of any constant or true guiding force, we’ve become like ships without navigation systems.
Masters of technology, running on empty
We, the masters of technology, are now its servants. Somewhere along the way, we traded the experience itself, for the information about the experience. And we’re left wondering what happened.
We continue to praise the advances of technology, yet more and more people are taking anti-depressants just to get through the day. It’s all a bit too much like a bad science-fiction novel.
We’re each so much more than the people we become in the day-to-day grind of the modern world. Grace does still operate even there, if we will just slow down, tune in to its channel, and listen.
So with all this in mind, I would like to offer you this blessing:
May you let it guide you
And in so doing may you experience grace.
With all my love
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