Hello World – April 6

I Am That

Many of us have searched for more meaning in our lives. This inevitably leads to a search for God. In our search we find something that leads us to a deeper realization and awareness of the Divine within each of us. Meditation is the key that opens the door to our awareness of the presence that is within.

In his book Practicing the Presence, Joel Goldsmith recommends meditating four times a day. Right away that thought can knock us out of the ballpark. One might think, I can’t possibly  meditate four times a day. Some of us are challenged to meditate once a day. However, twice a day might work.

There are many different ways to meditate. There is a Buddhist meditation which calls for putting a smile into each part of your body, a smile even into your liver. How healing that can be.

In her wonderful book Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert shares a simple mantra she uses to focus her meditation. I tried that mantra myself. It was simply “Ham-sa,” which means “I am that.” It is often said, “God is closer than hands and feet, nearer than our very breath.” The simple statement, “I am that,” goes to the heart of it. God simply is. If God is, and we are created by God, we come to the realization: “I am that.”

Affirmation: I am one with the God that simply is. I am that.

Gail Manishor, RScP, Author of
From Here to Serenity, A Spiritual Guide to Transform Your Life




2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Bruce Tall
    Apr 14, 2010 @ 06:27:02

    Meditation enables me to make contact with God.
    During meditation I open my selves up to a state of receptivity.
    After I sit for a few minutes I get up and go about my work. After a while I’ll get some God contact. Some realization will just pop in.
    Meditation is short and sweet and often.


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