There is a saying, “Preach the gospel; if necessary, use words.”
The primary way we serve and lead and teach and inspire and everything, everything!, is by our lives as a whole. It is not about what we have or what we do that really matters – but what we have become matter supremely, and it is what we have become that serves and uplifts all humanity.
So, I could spend all day talking and writing about the benefits of regularly meditating and keeping good company and studying the scriptures, but meanwhile – during that whole time – I was not meditating or keeping good company or studying scriptures. Hypocrisy is so easy! And we must be vigilant.
It almost seems to be a guarantee at this point – as soon as I write something on this blog, I go ahead and do just the opposite. Hence, the value of simplicity. These words are not necessary at all, yet they seem to come naturally and it feels effortless so I trust they are aligned with serving the Highest Good.
So, instead of preaching a whole lot, perhaps it is best we either preach one simple thing, or rather to not preach at all, and simple practice one simple thing, and allow our own practice to be our non-verbal preaching.
Thank goodness that our internal awareness is a far greater contribution and service to humanity than anything we can do externally. Love, Love, Love, and with that foundation – come what may 🙂
Gloria in Excelsis Deo!