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Don’t wait till you die to rest in peace

Copyright 2014 by R.A. Robbins

Rest in peace is a phrase we usually hear when someone has died.  But we don’t have to die to rest in peace.

We can rest in the peace of God right here and right now.  Yes, right smack dab in the chaos and turmoil of the world around us.

All we have to do is stop, close our eyes and notice our breath going in and out.  As we watch our thoughts going past without grabbing hold of them we will feel our mind start to settle.  As we continue we will begin to find ourselves resting in the peace of God.

It’t that easy.  The hard part is letting go.  Letting go of thoughts.  Letting go of the energy of drama and struggle.

Taking the time to just rest in the Presence is not being lazy, selfish or non-productive. It is the most important time we can spend. and is not something to put off until we die.

So today, I say to all of us still among the living…. rest in peace.

The absolute oneness of God

Image Copyright 2017 by R.A. Robbins

“I believe in the absolute oneness of God and therefore of humanity. What though we have many bodies? We have but one soul. . . . I know God is neither in heaven nor down below, but in everyone.”

The best way of knowing God

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“I cannot help thinking that the best way of knowing God is to love many things. Love this friend, this person, this thing, whatever you like, and you will be on the right road to understanding Him better.”

Thinking of God instead of experiencing God

Copyright 2016 by R.A. Robbins

“We try to evade the question of existence with property, prestige, power, possession, production, fun, and, ultimately, by trying to forget that we- that I- exist. No matter how much he thinks of God or goes to church, or how much he believes in religious ideas , if he, the whole man, is deaf to the question of existence, if he does not have an answer to it, he is marking time, and he lives and dies like one of the million things he produces. He thinks of God, instead of experiencing God. —Erich Fromm

Experiencing God’s love

It’s not about finding ways to avoid God’s judgment and feeling like a failure if you don’t do everything perfectly. It’s about fully experiencing God’s love and letting it perfect you. It’s not about being somebody you are not. It’s about becoming who you really are.

Experience and enjoy the wonder of God

Copyright 2014 by R..A.Robbins

“The more you rely on intellectual and philosophical concepts of God, the more difficult it becomes to simply experience and enjoy the wonder of God.”
― Mac MacKenzie