Beyond healingBy R. Valencia and S. Bismark
Philippine Daily Inquirer
Every time we wake up in the morning, we always check how we’re feeling physically. But, there’s one aspect we often overlook—our spiritual condition.
After all, what’s the use of exercising, eating healthy, working hard and acquiring material things if we don’t progress spiritually?
It’s sad to see people throwing their lives away, but that can be changed. One time, a young cancer patient who was given less than a year to live approached a spiritual teacher, who told him, “You wasted many years of your life—but, you can still achieve spiritual progress.”
The young man utilized his remaining time for spiritual growth. His health began to deteriorate, but when he started meditating, he found peace by chanting God’s names. Then, he started counseling other cancer patients.
He was in physical pain, but he felt stronger, because he found strength in the love of the Supreme Person.
The people who took care of him saw his inspiring transformation. Like him, we should monitor our physical and spiritual well-being—and work hard to attain strength that cannot be taken away by old age or disease!
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