Experiencing Our Friendship with God: Spiritual Discourse
In a public talk at the International Meditation Center in Lisle, Illinois, Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj spoke about finding a true friend. He began by saying we are living in times when isolation and loneliness are rampant. With the hectic pace of our lives, we spend less time connecting with each other and enjoying each other’s presence. As a result of our reduced human interactions, more and more people everywhere feel isolated and lonely. With isolation comes the daunting feeling that we have no support in life. This in turn leads to stress, depression and disillusionment. He added that we all need to feel supported, loved and appreciated. When we feel the stability of this love and support, we find it easier to go through tough times and are able to lead lives that are more loving, calmer and more peaceful.
Knowing we have a friend to share our burdens with, and whom we can count on, takes our loneliness away. The question is where can we find a friendship that will last forever? Sant Rajinder Singh Ji said there is only one thing that is permanent in this world, and that is God. Always with us, always protecting us, our constant companion, God is our true friend and benefactor. When we finally experience God’s love and find our friendship with God, a whole new world opens up for us. We begin to lead our lives feeling loved, protected, safe, and unaffected by the turmoil around us. The spiritual Master said we can experience our friendship with God through meditation. We then experience God’s love and are able to share in the godly characteristics of wisdom, peace, bliss, and love. He ended by saying that gradually the peace and joy we attain will spill over to our environment and will have a positive impact on everything around us.