My son Matt called last night and said that he was going back to Alaska next week to continue filming on a crab-fishing boat. I thought that maybe he was going to skip this season (and I must admit that I was happy about that), but my only real question to him was how he felt about it. Matt listens to his inner voice and tries to live from that deep place of trust (in a reality that often is not seen) and so when he told me that he felt good about it, I knew I would let it go and trust in him.
I’ve wasted a lot of my life worrying about how the future would unfold for both myself and for those that I love. Gandhi once said that work does not destroy the body, only worry does, and I believe that. Our culture has kind of dressed-up worry; called it natural, loving, caring and made excuses for it, instead of calling it what it is: fear.
What would it feel like to live without worry? To live without fear? To look at what seems like a “problem” and say, “This is not a problem and everything is working out perfectly!”
This weekend, I intend to look at my life as a miracle that is unfolding before me, showing me the Way. I hope that you will join me, and I’ll be imagining all of us as children running and laughing and playing…trusting that our loving, warm and comforting Home is always within sight.
“We must become as little children. How we long for a return of the simple trust in life which children have; in their minds there are no doubts, they have not yet been told that they are sinners, destitute of divine guidance and spiritual life. The life of the child is lived in natural goodness. God is natural goodness. The prison walls of false experience soon build themselves into barriers, shutting out the light, and the child grows into a man, often losing his sense of that inner Guide, leading his footsteps aright. We must return the way we came. As little children, who know that life is good and to be trusted, we are to approach our problems as though they were not. Approaching them in this manner, they will vanish.” page 456 The Science of Mind, Ernest Holmes.