Have you ever been in a relationship that you really, really should have ended – possibly even months or years previous – but you stayed because, well, it all just became a comfortable routine? As humans, we are such creatures of habit. Its almost to our detriment. We hang on to people, salaries, beliefs, behaviours and conditions that arent always best for us, simply because we get scared to jump into the unknown and give something else a go… Or we literally forget how to.
I have heard it said that prayer is asking for help and meditation is receiving the answer. If thats the case, we are much better askers than listeners. Everybody has prayed, but few listen. That, however, is beginning to change. Meditation-the process of stilling the mind-has busted out of the closet its been hiding in for the last thirty years.
By Anna Darrah
What’s it like to spend a day in the life of one of America’s most well-known spiritual leaders? That is the subject of the new documentary, SPIRITUAL LIBERATION, which provides an up close and personal look into the life of Michael Bernard Beckwith. As the founder and spiritual director of the Agape International Spiritual Center in Los Angeles, Dr. Beckwith is an international speaker and teacher of meditation/affirmative prayer, and is the originator of the Life Vision process. His book, Spiritual Liberation: Fulfilling Your Soul’s Potential, was recently awarded a Gold Nautilus book award.