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Dr. Martin Luther King and Meditation (from Craig’s Journal)
Years ago when I was about twenty one years old, I had an interesting experience. I was working in a school in the evenings as a custodian. It was around the time of Martin Luther King’s birthday. Everywhere I went in the school there were pictures of him and posters and write ups. I found myself thinking about him all that evening. When I took a break, I decided to meditate. Just prior to doing so I asked a question to myself. I wanted to know and asked, “how did he have so much strength to carry on such a movement?”
During meditation I saw Dr. King. And it was as though I became him, and I was at this point, Martin Luther King meditating. Then I felt all this bliss and knowledge pouring in. It was as if I was being told that he meditated and this gave him untold strength and knowledge.
A couple days later, out of the blue, my step mom Mom Aletha, gave me a book about Dr. King. To my surprise the writer said that Martin Luther King studied meditation under Mahatma Gandhi’s teacher while in India. I felt like this was the Universe magically confirming the information I received in meditation.
How Do You Use This Day? What Does Martin Luther King Day Mean to You?
The other day I was listening to a speech by Dr. Martin Luther King and it was truly mind-blowing. He was challenging big business and the U. S. government in such a way that it was scary to listen to. He was challenging the Vietnam war and speaking against U. S. policy. He was also challenging Coca Cola. He even said that he knew there may be grave consequences but he had to speak out. All I could think about was “wow, that was a man on a mission”.
When I think about Dr. King and others like him, I think about people who know how to live. I think about how these trailblazing heroes move forward on their missions in spight of dangers and fears that would hold others back. I think about how their actions benefit people for generations to come. I think about the sacrifices they made and look at the hurdles that I must jump in my own mission as puddles to jump and splash through in comparison. I sometimes even get
embarrassed at how I let certain obstacles hold me back at times in my personal mission given to me by God. It may sound silly to some, but I truly believe that these people who find their mission, whatever it may be, and somehow gain the where with all to move on them with all that they have, are in some way closer to God and in the place, where The Universe wants to express itself through them. For me this is a day of inspiration to remember to do what I feel God has placed me in this world to do and not let anything hold me back. I do believe if I move on my mission I will be of great benefit to others, but to tell you the truth, I feel it’s the only way I can live and truly be alive. Today I reflect on the life of the great Dr. Martin Luther King and use those reflections to remind me how to live and be in this world. How do you use this day? What does it mean to you?
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