How do you get things to work out the way you want in your life? When I look at all the aspects of my life (my wife, children, career, my mission, different projects, etc) there are so many hopes that I have, environments to create, and atmospheres I would like to experience. Recently I have been reminded how much my life is determined by my spiritual condition and the condition of those around me.
I am aware, that there is an imbalance in my life between investing in to tangibles, (things that can satisfy my desire for a certain type of success and achievement) and the intangible (making space to reflect, study, and offer a sincere prayer). You can make your own guess about which side of the scales are light.
I am so grateful to those around me, whose lives have a good spiritual condition. I realised how I receive protection and blessing because of them. I benefit from their atmosphere. Then on a completely different level I am grateful to God for the incredible conditions he makes for my life, and the willingness he has to offer me so much insight and guidance in return for what I can only say are a meagre amount of study and prayer. God is the most generous.
Lastly, I realised that my desire to improve my life and also give others more opportunity to improve their lives really requires me to do much more to readdress the balance in my life. No amount of busyness, no number of meetings, or emails, etc, can replace those still and powerful moments when we can grab hold of God’s hand and take those steps into a clearer, brighter reality.
We sometimes see in ourselves and others a dryness, which results in a fading of our faith.
It is not obvious for most of us that in order to have good spiritual weather in our life we need to actually make that environment, and create the right conditions. Do something this weekend to remind yourself of this fact.
Let us be grateful to those friends and family whose spiritual condition protects our lives, and to God who is waiting for our personal conditions which allow him to pour down his blessing on us.
True Parents will be in Europe in two weeks, and though we do not know their plans yet, it is a great opportunity to prepare in our spiritual life, so that while they are in Europe we can feel in our bones that we are connected.