I pondered to myself recently on how my life has changed over the past decade.
If I hadn’t met Serge Benhayon, I would probably be living a very comfortable life.
What’s wrong with that you might ask?
I have been very active all my life having worked in the medical profession, brought up four children, been very busy, always involved in community projects and committees, so what would be wrong with hanging up my hat, retiring, and enjoying some comfort? I would probably have been travelling around in a motorhome with my husband, visiting places we could afford to visit, and having lots of holidays.
It doesn’t sound like a bad life… you may think it would be desirable to be able to live in comfort, and it may appear so. After a few decades of ups and downs, don’t we deserve a little rest and comfort? We have worked hard when we were younger so that we can sit back and have enough for our old age and have a rest … that is what many strive for in their later years.
But the point is that our lives are not about living in comfort.
When we cruise along in comfort, we are basically saying… “I’m alright Jack.” Living in comfort is switching off, not engaging with people, not continuing to contribute actively to life with all we can bring. In comfort we are lining our own pockets, looking after ourselves and those closest to us, and ignoring others around us and in the world who may be struggling.
And by far the biggest point we are missing when we live in comfort is the fact that the true purpose of life is to evolve.
- “The name of the game is evolution, not comfort or security.” (Serge Benhayon, Esoteric Teachings and Revelations, Volume 11, ed. I, p. 399)
Don’t get me wrong, I am not saying we can’t ever have holidays and have to work until our dying day when we finally drop. We may slow down as we mature; it is for each of us to feel how much we can do, in terms of paid or voluntary work. For some there may not be the pressures of mortgages or outstanding bills to pay so we can feel we have done enough in society. But here is another trick, because those who are in a lot of comfort or have huge amounts of money can still create a false ideal for the rest of us. I have learnt that no amount of financial security or comfort brings fulfilment in life, only when we have true purpose do we come to feel a settlement in the body. And that purpose is that we are here to grow and develop and evolve, so we can be in service to others.
We are here to learn on a daily basis – until our dying day – that there are unseen forces around us, to learn that life is about being in brotherhood and living in harmony with each other and to constantly be growing in wisdom. Life is about meeting people, holding and being there for them and reflecting there is another way we can live.
I say thank God I met Serge Benhayon and decided not to go for the comfortable life. It just doesn’t make sense to me. I meet many people who have a comfortable life, but they are discontented and have an emptiness they find difficult to fill.
- Still working and meeting members of the community every day despite being past the official retirement age
- Engaging in voluntary activities on a regular weekly basis
- Still sorting out my issues, renouncing and re-imprinting behaviours
- Working on developing all my relationships
- Being open and evolving as I develop more awareness in life.
My intention is to continue this to the best of my ability to my last breath.
Our choices and our changes inspire others to look at their choices in life so those nearest and dearest to us have that reflection to feel where they are too.
By Gill Randall, Complementary Esoteric Practitioner, Physiotherapist, Wife and a Woman returning to who I am, Oxfordshire, UK