Weekly Meditation: Have Faith

If you’re a regular on this blog you already know that Tuesday night and Wednesday will never be recorded as the happiest days of my life.

Any rational assessment of the situation is a fairly dark one.  Barring some kind of miracle, the nation and the world are in for economic hardships, stagnation, and suffering (and possibly worse).  The people who claimed they care about others more just condemned multitudes to more anguish.  Very compassionate, I’m sure.  And this left me extremely depressed.

But depression doesn’t last forever.*

And as I said in my last blog I believe that everything happens for a reason.  I’m still not entirely sure what that reason is, I have some speculative thoughts (which I will cover in another blog), but I can’t fully fathom what this reason is with certainty.

However, this uncertainty is not worrying me all that much.  Because in the midst of my despair I remember something I think I briefly forgot. Faith.

And this is where we get to this week’s meditation.  Between the hectic life of the holiday season, declining economics, lowered levels of sun light and random other factors of life, this can be a frustrating time of the year even if you’re not obsessed with politics like I am.  We need to remind ourselves that there is something higher and more important than the day-to-day frustrations.

For me the passage I turn to (and need to remember to turn to more often) is from the opening of A Course In Miracles:

Nothing real can be harmed.

If you haven’t read it, you should.

Nothing unreal exists.

Herein lies the peace of God.

This lines always reminds me  (you may have a different line that reminds you, feel free to share) that first and foremost you are a soul—infinite, immortal, beyond harm and suffering—and nothing that happens in this world can truly harm you. That this too shall pass, and some day, you will return to the perfection of being one with God.

So every day I would suggest you try and repeat this at least twice a day (every hour would be even more helpful) and spend a few moments letting it sink into your mind.

Think about those words.  Trust me, they have very calming effect and remind you that there is light at the end of the tunnel even if you can’t see it yet.

 Nothing real can be harmed.

Nothing unreal exists.

Herein lies the peace of God.

*If it is, seek psychiatric help, you’ll feel better for it.

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