Yesterday I watched a program that made me think – hard.
One of the guests was Dr. Jeff Rediger. As a scientist, he felt skepticism when he heard reports of “spiritual healing” by a man who is called, “John of God.” But after his experience at La Casa, the center where this phenomenon takes place, he says,
“…we need to allow the capacities of mind and heart to stand on their own terms, and not be reduced solely to the language of biology and physics.”
Other featured testimonials universally stated that “love is all there is”. And not loving is the root of all our ills, both physical and emotional.
Is it possible that we have complicated our lives to the point where this simple truth is obscured because we’re too concerned about getting our way?
Could our physical ills actually be a manifestation of what is hurting us emotionally?
When a group of people, an organization, a country or a world is split in two over an issue, both sides no doubt feel they are doing what is “best.” But in their perusal of what’s “best”, they often end up hurting one another and sometimes destroying what they strive to protect.
Life does not have to be difficult; we just make it that way when we put our agendas before others’ feelings and our own hearts.
When conflict occurs, isn’t the most prudent move, to sit back and let tempers cool? Isn’t it better to be kind than right?
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