Monday, November 4, 2013

Four Questions

When on the retreat a few weeks ago I had the opportunity for some alone time in a meditation room. In a basket were clips holding together strips of paper; four strips to each clip. Each strip posed a different question to bring into my meditation.

  • What do I really want?
  • What do I need from God/An Enlightened Being?
  • What would God/An Enlightened Being have me do?
  • Can I just be still and let God's love fill me?
In the course of practicing meditation to improve my conscious connection with the power I choose to call God, I find that when I feel my connection is blocked in some way it is productive to incorporate the ideas suggested by those with more experience than I.

I decided to think about the questions again yesterday.

What do I really want?
I want to be calm and have inner peace. I want to we well proportioned, healthy and without constant pain. I want to be useful.

What do I need from God/An Enlightened Being?
I need unconditional acceptance, love and support. I need these without fail. I need to let go of anything that does not bless my recovery.

What would God/An Enlightened Being have me do?
As I give to others I receive these needs from my God in abundance. God would have me be open to receiving unconditional acceptance, love and support in forms that are different than what I might recognize.  If I am set on receiving them in the ways I think I want, I will miss the gifts presented to me daily. I find it very hard to accepting unconditional love and support. I am always looking for the cracks and flaws so I am not blindsided by failure and disappointment.

Can I just be still and let God's love fill me?
This is very hard. I am trying. I thought this would be the easiest but it is the hardest to realize.

How do you learn to accept loss and change as necessary and beneficial?

Jane~


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