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It is not enough to tell others to practice unity and peace; we must live it ourselves if we want our words to be effective. If we are to become true ambassadors of human unity it must reflect in our dealings with others.
Whether we realize it or not, we are always being watched. By God. Few people go through life conscious of the fact that God is always with us. What we hide from others is an open book to God, as God is All Knowing. What if we knew that God was watching? Would we lead more virtuous lives? Would we be kinder and more loving to others?
Our soul is our true essence. It is the enlivening force by which our bodies work. The soul of each of us is one and the same. Each of our souls is Light. It is one and the same Light that illumines each of our souls. The differences among us are only due to the different vestures in which that Light is embodied.
We can avoid much of the stress, anxiety, and tension that faces us at the mental level by learning the technique of meditation. Meditation is a way to relieve stress at the mental level and help us have a healthy mind. A healthy mind means that we can deal with the challenges of life in a calm, composed way without it causing us to feel upset, depressed, anxious, fearful, or threatened.
The next time we think things are going badly and that God is not listening to us, we should sit back, take a deep breath, and relax. We should give God a chance to let things happen, and observe patiently. We will find when all is said and done that God worked things out for the best in the end.
When we look up at the night sky and think about how far away all the stars and planets appear, we may feel small and alone. The universe is so large and we are so small. However, our body contains the entire macrocosm; it is the residence of God. God is within us. Thus, we are not alone. Our physical body may be small, but our soul is one with God.