by Rod Harvey, Marketing Manager, Gold Coast, Australia
Throughout my life I looked to others for inspiration, or to be my guide. They included teachers, work colleagues, sport coaches, team-mates, self-help dudes and the myriad of ‘successful’ people I read stories about.
While I enjoyed their stories or accomplishments, little they said or did really rubbed off on me.
In early 2007 I listened to a presentation by Serge Benhayon and there was enough in what he said to intrigue me to go back again. I liked how Serge spoke in an assured yet humble manner. He was totally different to any of my previous role models.
I kept returning and was fascinated with his perspective on the world, philosophy, and life. There was much I was uncertain about, however I appreciated the way Serge lived his life with total integrity and love for humanity. I now know that he was (and still is) presenting us with a wonderful gift…The Way of the Livingness.
These teachings have helped me to unravel and understand many of the questions I had about life while also providing me with a number of simple and practical tools to take care of the occasional glitches that life delivers.
I now have a deeper understanding about life and death, the universe, God, religion, humanity, love, energy, health and vitality, our connection with each other, emotions, relationships, harmony, stillness, the future, the past and the present, brotherhood, divinity and purpose. Yet I have only experienced a glimpse of the wisdom that is available to us all. As a consequence of embracing these teachings I find there is much more meaning, joy and love in my life.
Throughout the early days I saw Serge as my guiding light and looked to him for inspiration and his approval. I would often say to myself, “I wonder what Serge would do in this situation?” and when an answer emerged, I’d be grateful to Serge, rather than acknowledge the answer came from within me.
Yet all along, Serge has discouraged any such following or devotion. Universal Medicine consistently promotes self-responsibility.
I realised I had built an expectation of what my life should be, based on other people’s lives. So now it’s up to me to be me, and I am grateful to Serge Benhayon for bringing this to my awareness.
Although I will continue to be inspired by The Way of the Livingness, I now live by being my own inspirational guide. Does that mean I’m up myself? Not at all – I make plenty of mistakes and bad choices, but at least they’re mine. After all, if I spend more time with me than with anyone else then surely I am the one who really knows what is going on within me. So it makes sense to be totally honest with myself and be my own leader rather than look to someone else.
Through Serge Benhayon’s inspiration I have come to the conclusion that within every one of us is a shining beacon, ready to hold up a guiding light for humanity.
Sometimes all we need is a nudge to flick on the switch.