Knowing Absolute Love – Meditation and Inspiration Service – Asheville NC – Part 1/2
“Be so intoxicated with love for God that you don’t know anything else.” –Paramahansa Yogananda.
In this lecture, based on a talk by Roy Eugene Davis, Ryan describes the importance and benefit of incorporating a devotional love of God into your meditation practice and daily life. He explains how love for the Divine energizes meditation, empowers you on the path of Self-realization, and promotes feelings of love, joy, and peace in all aspects of daily living.
When we truly love something, we want to spend time with it, think about, pay attention to it, and try to find out more about it. It’s the same when we love God. This love encourages us to spend more time in meditation, deepening the practice. If you really want to know what it’s like to be with God and in God, meditate to the state where you’re calm and clear inside, then ask, “What’s it like to know what God really is?”
One of the most important points brought to light in this video is that we must train ourselves to feel love and peace in all circumstances no matter what’s going on. That is how you know absolute love and absolute peace—not by arranging the circumstances in your life to what you think it should be like because that’s not going to work. If you can’t feel love or peace naturally, train yourself to feel it. The emotions we focus on are the ones we continue to experience. If you’re used to feeling anxious, fearful, sad, or angry that’s only because you allow that state to manifest. If you want to change that, choose to feel differently. Choose to feel love and peace right now for no reason at all. Your external circumstances will start to reflect that within your life. Maybe not immediately but in time it will. If we wonder what is going on with God, we need look no further than what is going on in our own selves.
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