Me, my Brothers, Mohammad and Jesus at the Gym

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.

By Anon

Related Reading:
Serge Benhayon – The next World Teacher of the Ageless Wisdom
What is true religion?
The Way of The Livingness

594 thoughts on “Me, my Brothers, Mohammad and Jesus at the Gym

  1. “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!

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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?

  5. ‘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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. “but we are not here to walk alone.” I love this simple statement. Simple and true, resonating with our hearts.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. ‘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.

    1. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

    1. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

    1. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

    1. 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.

  22. Beautiful what you have shared, thank you Anon, in the heart of every human being is a longing for community and true brotherhood, when we connect to our divine essence we innately are connected to each other.

  23. “We” are definitely “not here to walk alone” and if we do we are walking in total opposition to the way we were born to walk; alongside our brothers and our sisters. Walking alone because we consider others to not be worthy to walk alongside us is bringing separation and division to a world that is already in enough pain, whereas walking with everyone as an equal is offering us the healing power of harmony.

    1. Very beautiful Ingrid, and indeed, we are not here to walk alone but to walk in harmony with each other. I love your reminder that we are all brothers and sisters. We are always offered the opportunity to connect and walk together as one and not in separation.

      1. Always Chan, and when we don’t take up the opportunity to walk together, something happens to remind us, like some natural disaster or emergency that re-ignites the truth that we are all one.

      2. We can reach out and connect to anyone at any time but most of us prefer to stay within our very controlled borders of who we deem it’s appropriate to reach out and connect with and who it’s not. We are the ones keeping ourselves small and isolated, we’re doing it to ourselves through our daily choices.

    2. Well said Ingrid – as soon as there is a sense of someone feeling superior to another or at the other end someone feeling lesser than another, then there is no unity. Unity is about equalness and hence is never about being better than or more than or more superior than another.

  24. Everyone knows something is not right in the world, but it’s like we like to pretend everything is ok, so it’s important that start these conversations so we don’t ignore what is happening, because while we pretend everything is ok nothing will change.

    1. Agreed Meg and the hurdle is that we are not willing to be honest about our responsibility of the way the world is today. And so, the more of us that reflect how humbleness is actually empowering the more we also reflect the power that honesty and responsibility have in founding true change.

    2. I agree Meg – we can all feel things are not working, but do we express it? Do we share our experience, or better still listen to others and perhaps even start to take action about it, changing the way we move as a starting point.

      1. I agree – to at least live in a way that does not contribute to what is not right in the world is a great starting point.

  25. It’s true, we have lost respect for others and it does start with ourselves. I remember listening to elders when I was a young girl and teen in the 70’s and 80’s saying how concerned they were regarding the lack of respect in the world. At the time I didn’t understand, my world was full of school and friends, but looking back I can see how our standards have been dropping over time, so much so that there is now a considerable lack of decency and respect in the world.

    1. Choosing to be more open to feeling what is truly going on in the world we offer us the understanding that there is so much to observe and deepen the quality that we can live and offer in return.

  26. This reminds me of the original/true meaning of religion which is to re-connect ..this is about reconnecting to the God, or the essence, in us – within ourselves and with all others – so chatting like you did in the gym in a sense is being religious and the fact that you had with you some of the great teachers like Mohammed and Jesus quite natural.

  27. When I listen to Serge Benhayon presenting the ageless wisdom my whole body is saying yes which is my deepest confirmation of truth being deliverd.
    The way we can feel the Connection with God deeper again.

  28. Such beautiful words – “we are not here to walk alone.” – and so very true. They are a gentle reminder to not walk past the next person we meet, they may just have a wise and life-changing message for us, and we for them. Life is all about people, whether they come into our lives for a few moments or forever.

  29. ‘Me, my Brothers, Mohammad and Jesus at the Gym.’ Imagine if we took ourselves, our brothers/sisters, Mohammad and Jesus with us, not just to the gym, but into every area of our life, what life would look like then? Possibly something akin to the lived teachings and living way of both Mohammad and Jesus… now wouldn’t that be amazing.

  30. We all know the truth deep down don’t we, but our hurts and our need to protect them have us inclined to bite before we get bitten. Conversations like yours are the beacons of light that take away the hunger to protect at all costs and open the doorway to undoing this misery. Walking with and beside in such beautiful and unifying conversation, without a need to get anywhere, takes us far.

  31. That is the way The Ancient Wisdom is spread: by connecting to people and sharing, letting them feel how we live. Not preaching, but just talking our walk. Beautiful.

  32. All the true teachers including the two you mention all taught us that we are all one and that separation is evil, then after they passed over, what they taught got reinterpreted and misinterpreted to become a message about separation, the opposite of what they taught in their lifetimes. If this bastardisation had not happened we would only have one religion rather than the many we have today.

    1. 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.

  33. I love to come back to this blog, the title alone lifts my heart. It is the simplicity in the everydayness and the sheer beauty in simply being with and meeting people that make my every moment.

  34. Recently, all of my conversations with people from all walks of life – at the supermarket, the bus stop or the dinner table at home, have been about the state of the world. We all know what mess we are in, we can all recognise the devastation in our fellow human beings and we can all make small changes to our lives and bring a change for the all.

  35. In our essence, we are all the same, no matter what our age, religion or background. Great sharing.

  36. There is such equality in connecting with people with an open heart and mind, no judgement, or just upholding a tolerance of our differences. Rather a focus on the similarity and sameness of our quality in our inner hearts.

    1. When we ‘tolerate’ another what we’re actually saying is that we’re pretty nicked off with them but we’re holding it together enough not to show it outwardly. Pretty awful eh?

      1. Toleration is contraction and tension in the body and can be felt by others whereas as acceptance and inclusion is an expansion in the body and can also be felt by others.

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