I was in the gym the other day when I bumped into someone I hadn’t seen for years – an incredible young man, very wise beyond his years.
He asked how life was and I shared what had been happening for me. We chatted some more about his life, then he asked if I was going on the treadmills. “Yes” I replied, so he said he’d come join me.
We spoke of the abuse he receives from the public at work: he is Muslim in his faith. He gets it all the time. He laughs and shares that these people who abuse him have got nothing on him, if all they can come up with is calling him a Paki. Don’t get me wrong, there are other things like attacks on his car and attempts at physical abuse. I can tell he is hurt by the way people treat him; I would be too, as that is not love. I do not like racism or abuse at all in any shape or form. Even though I find it deeply sad that we treat each other like this, I laugh, because his words are true. This man is incredible, gentle and wise and says no to abuse.
We talked about Mohammed and how this young man believes in Jesus too: he’s not the only person of Muslim faith I’ve had this conversation with. Another person shared you cannot be a Muslim if you do not believe in Jesus. Mohammed and Jesus were both prophets and taught the same thing, The Ageless Wisdom.
He shared how someone started to bad mouth Mary and Jesus in front of him. He replied, “If you don’t have anything good to say, then don’t say anything at all.” I loved his reply and said, “This is no different to online abuse.” There are people who troll the Internet with a personal vendetta, or simply to abuse another, as the person abusing has not taken responsibility to heal their own hurts, so they deliberately go out to attack people. If we do not agree or like what we see on the Internet, – switch it off, go to another page, but do not use it as platform to hide our identity behind, or for some not to hide, to attack and abuse people.
He shared about how we are lost… is this what we have come to as a society? We discussed how we are looking to the material world to give us answers, or to alcohol and food, but we will never find it there: it hasn’t and doesn’t work, no matter how tall our buildings are, or how fast our cars or computers are, or how much we numb ourselves to fight our awareness or emotional pain. We are a mess. We have not evolved. We build the tallest building in one country; what does another country do but decide to build a taller building, whilst people, our brothers, are being killed all around them.
We talked about how we have lost respect for one another and ourselves. He shared that respect has to start with respecting ourselves first.
He talked about what he loved about visiting Morocco: people all eat off the same plate, they share and eat together – it’s about community and brotherhood. What I loved about this was his love of community and brotherhood, people coming together to eat, to talk, to be together, something I feel we are all desperately missing in the world and our lives.
This conversation was no coincidence or mistake. What we talked of were the values and the living ways of The Ageless Wisdom, even though this young man has not heard of The Ageless Wisdom in those words before. Jesus and Mohammed amongst many others, including Serge Benhayon, are all here to teach and reflect the same thing, The Ageless Wisdom. This religion is about how we live. It’s about re-turning to a way of living we have all lived before, it’s about re-connecting to our Soul, it’s about people, truth, understanding, true love and deep care for ourselves and each other, brotherhood, equality, community, respecting each other and ourselves.
People the world over can see and feel things aren’t okay, that the world is a mess. We are all looking for connection. For me conversations like these are pure gold.
I could have easily made some excuse, “Oh no, I have to walk by myself,” but we are not here to walk alone.
Today it was me, my brothers, Mohammed and Jesus that walked in the gym.
Serge Benhayon – The next World Teacher of the Ageless Wisdom
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‘The Ageless Wisdom – This religion is about how we live. It’s about re-turning to a way of living we have all lived before, it’s about re-connecting to our Soul, it’s about people, truth, understanding, true love and deep care for ourselves and each other, brotherhood, equality, community, respecting each other and ourselves.’
Now that I have discovered the ‘The Ageless Wisdom’ teaching and felt for myself that this is a true way to live I wouldn’t want to go back to my old ways of living which was to be withdrawn from people and checked out on life, it was a horrible existence I would say a living nightmare in comparison to the joy I feel in my body now.
“but we are not here to walk alone.” The Ageless Wisdom teaches us to live in Brotherhood with each other and open our hearts to love all equally as we walk The Path of Return together.
People have such deep wisdom, it’s so important to honour what we observe and feel, and not just go along with how society is because the masses have normalised a certain way of life.
I love those conversations and connections with other people. Far more enriching than talking about the weather or other pleasantries.
These kinds of conversations are so supportive, most people have values and qualities they hold sacred such as respect, integrity, decency, etc, and talking about these together brings a richer way of being in community and growing each other. What the World Teachers like Buddha and Jesus shared is a truth we all equally have within ourselves, and activating these truths through conversations together is very powerful.
Every step we walk together in brotherhood is a step to healing the wounds of the world.
What a great level of appreciation you have shared, as when we see this most divine reflection in another we also have to consider first that we also recognise our own divinity and thus living in appreciation of this fact, thus we are living in True-appreciate-ive-ness.
True Connection with others is what its all about.
‘People the world over can see and feel things aren’t okay, that the world is a mess. We are all looking for connection. For me conversations like these are pure gold.’ I loved reading about this conversation myself. What this young man was sharing was so confirming and yes – gold. Thank you for sharing this, it was a pleasure to re-visit.
Is it possible that when we are hurting we lash out at others in a way to alleviate the pain of our own suffering? So it would make sense to heal our own hurts then we wouldn’t want to hurt others. The fact that we do hurt others all the time shows the level of hurt we carry in our bodies.
Great insight Mary, and the lack of our surrendering is not justified, because when we surrender to our hurts it takes them out of play and allows true healing.
It makes sense to me that education could really factor the whole being in, including hurts and how to support and heal ourselves and each other. What’s the point of learning knowledge if we are out in the world hurt, hurting others and maybe hurting ourselves even more also? A great way to begin that healing process would be to acknowledge every human being is love in essence and base the systems of life, including education, on love
There is a book about separation and what happens in society when we let this run rampant – I recall reading this book called “Animal Farm” in high school years ago and I still remember the an extract where some animals told others “all animals are equal but some are more equal than others” showing how fast we are to bastardise even the word ‘equal’.
From memory there was also the theme with that book that ‘power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely’ – unless of course you’re in the absoluteness of the soul which is true power! 🙂
Beginning with at least a basic level of respect and bringing this back to our world and our relationships is a good start. From here there is more potential to build.
How easy is it for us to disrespect others and how often and quickly does it happen? In answer to my own question I would say that we do it all the time without any conscious awareness that that’s what we’re doing. A negative thought about someone’s voice, haircut, work ethic, a pregnant pause, the raise of an eyebrow, being critical, being condescending, putting someone down, the out and out berating of another, call it what you will but we all do it all of the time and there is no decency or respect in any of it.
“If we do not agree or like what we see on the Internet, – switch it off, go to another page, but do not use it as platform to hide our identity behind, or for some not to hide, to attack and abuse people.” – yes, there is a red “X” at the top of the tab that one can click on to close the internet page, it really is that simple!
I agree with the person you were talking to. I personally believe we are so lost but there is an arrogance to our way of living that is extremely detrimental to ourselves and this plane of life we are currently living in we have such
An arrogance in our belief that we are the dominant species that we do not consider our universe, and the affect we have on it. I feel that if we go outside the boundaries of the universe there will be corrective action and are we not seeing this with the global weather conditions? No one seems to be joining the dots of the bush fires, floods, devastating winds etc. If we live in disharmony to the earth and the universe we must suffer the consequences.
I agree with what is being shared here that we have lost respect for one another and for ourselves, we do not hold life as having any value. We are totally lost and as we abandon our societal values we have become gross and animalistic, this is a very slippery slope to be on.
If we do not agree or like what we see on the Internet, – switch it off, go to another page….’
people should do that more often to avoid hate, anger and frustration.
“If you don’t have anything good to say, then don’t say anything at all.” Wise words that we could all pay heed to.
I agree – a conversation like this is pure gold. How often do we rob ourselves of opportunities like this by holding onto judgement, reducing the unfathomable magnificence to mere pettiness, making this world a very lonely, love-thirsty place?
Oh we’re absolute masters at reducing our magnificence, how else can you have 7.53 billion fragments of God on the earth and not know it?
‘What I loved about this was his love of community and brotherhood, people coming together to eat, to talk, to be together, something I feel we are all desperately missing in the world and our lives.’ I know that this was something I was acutely aware of as a kid growing up in the suburbs of North London. I deeply ached to be part of a wider community and thought it was something that only happened in days of old.
When I see a country lauding the fact that they now have “the tallest building” in the world, it leaves me feeling empty, as on a global scale it means absolutely nothing, when all around this so-called icon, people are suffering in many awful ways. It’s time to return to a way of living where the welfare and consideration of people comes before anything else, especially any tall buildings, and big profits.
Anon, what an amazing conversation you had at the gym that day. When we are open to one another these kinds of conversations can occur.
“but we are not here to walk alone.” I love this simple statement. Simple and true, resonating with our hearts.
When we don’t have pictures about other people we can have the most inspiring conversations with anyone.
Being truly religious is not about believing in one particular religion and ignoring and abandoning all other religions – this is what creates war. Being truly religious is seeing and loving another for who they truly are in their essence no matter what religion they choose to align to.
Amazing what happens when we walk alongside each other.
We feel and know the same things. Collectively we know what truth, love, harmony, stillness and joy are. We have felt them and we experience the opposite everyday. I have often caught myself being surprised that someone has experienced something in the same way or feels the same way. It confirms every time that the illusion of individuality is strong but not true.
What I got today by re-reading this blog is that over history there has always been someone, or many, who re-connect to their souls and know they are the one/s, and that we are all the ones. But not everyone is ready to hear that and stand up and live and speak the truth, so they do.
It is not just whether they are open but whether we are open to feel that we are dancing to the same music.
We can find a common decency and understanding of brotherhood in many people we meet in everyday life. Being open to this shared universal wisdom and truth concerning humanity, opens up our experience of relationships and heals our habits of separation and isolationism.
‘People the world over can see and feel things aren’t okay, that the world is a mess. We are all looking for connection.’ This is a drop of gold to take into our days… when we realise this collective yearning, we can work towards it, rather than continue the divided and separatist way we have come to accept as normal.
Correct, and so many of us keep trying to make the best of it, or hoping that it will change, the awesome thing about honesty is that we can start to change, if we keep trying to prop things up or make do, we will not be able to bring true change. We are all more than this chaos, selfism and abuse, we can arise if we choose to honour what we know.
Conversations like these are pure gold, Anon. The connection you had with your friend at the gym was very beautiful. I love it when I meet people who are willing to deeply connect and open to sharing their wisdom. The Ageless Wisdom is now being lived once again by many, many people across the globe, and I am so grateful to have found it again. I know I have walked this path once before and the Ageless Wisdom has ignited many, many people’s lives and to live with true purpose.
People the world over are looking for answers everywhere. We can all feel it is not true how we are living and that the solutions we are being sold are not the truth we need. Yet few are willing to be open and honest about what they are really choosing in life and how they are really going. It is common to put on a front or guard, yet it is conversations like this that the world needs.
Love this sharing, yes the ageless wisdom is there for all to see and feel through it’s many teachers.
The Ageless Wisdom, just it’s title is magical. It evokes for me a real sense of the wisdom being an activity that has stayed current and alive since the beginning of time. Not only that but a wisdom that will always be relevant to anyone and everyone who inhabits the earth regardless of what time period we’re in.
It’s so true…We are not here to walk alone… It is in our nature to be recognising, connecting, and feeling that deep connection which, once our eyes are open to the energetic interplay of everything, supports and sustains us on our journey home.
Oh the power of when we are open and transparent with another expressing all that we feel ✨
It is interesting how we often fail to appreciate a sense of true community and brotherhood and judge another for their differences. Similarly we often fail to call out discrimination and racism for fear that we will become the minority or target of derision.
I love the calling for oneness that your friend is asking for. No discrimination or judgement, just understanding and allowing of us all to be ourselves, each on our own path of return back to Soul.
‘…calling for oneness…’ a call that we all feel when we stop for a moment and listen carefully to our hearts… so simple.
There is so much islamaphobia in the world, it is so unnecessary I have many muslim friends and oh how I feel blessed to know them, their sense of community and looking out for one and other always inspires me.
When we connect with people in this way we ignite the brotherhood that is within all of us.
So true Bernard, these connections remind us how much we are all so deeply connected as One and that our pull back to brotherhood is never lost.
Absolutely agree Doug, those that followed these great teachers were unwilling to live the purity that was clearly shown to them. This reinterpretation/misinterpretation has caused untold damage and division between men. I consider myself so blessed to have heard Serge Benhayon speak the ageless wisdom with the clarity of living immense love every day.
Judgment can really have an abusive side to it.
This is a beautiful sharing as is encapsulates the fact that as we are all Souls in a body, when we express and share from this quality we all speak the same language, share the same understanding and know the same truth; and that is of love. Our Soulful light is what unifies us all, something we cannot ever escape as hard as we try, and it is in living our love that will return us to realise the power of oneness we are all from and are here to live as a humanity.
Great how all different religion people come together and share the oneness that is there if we are open to the truth about religion, the true way towards living love again as sons of God.
Wow, Sylvia, your comment makes me wonder if all religions in this world live and teach the true meaning of religion, it would naturally be united as one because religion is about living love and truth, living in brotherhood, in harmony and forever deepening our connection with ourselves and God.