Infinite Way Prayer
Why Am I Seeking? - from "Realization of Oneness" by Joel S. Goldsmith
"God! Why am I seeking God, when God is already closer to me than breathing? Why am I struggling so hard to reach God? Why am I going through so many mental gymnastics? Why do I think I have to repeat formulas? Why should I believe that I have to stand on my head, or fast, or feast to find the God that is already my very own being? True, judging from appearances, I am separate and apart from God, but what is the truth? What truth is there other than that I and the Father are one?
"God is; I am. I am not meditating to find God. I am meditating only to bring to conscious remembrance the truth that I and the Father are one, that the place whereon I stand is holy ground. All that God is, I am, for He has said, 'Son, thou art ever with me, and all that I have is thine.'
"Here and now all that the Father has is mine: wisdom, life, love, peace, confidence, serenity, and joy. I need not struggle physically or mentally for these. I need not go any place to find them because here where I am God is -- I in God, and God in me.
"This is the truth about me; this is the truth about my patient; this is the truth about my family. There is really no family but God's family since there is only one Father: 'Call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven.' We are all of one household.
"God in the midst of me is my life, the bread on my table, the meat and the wine and the water. God 'is the health of my countenance.'
"I do not have to go anywhere; I do not have to think anything. 'Be still, and know that I am God.' I is God. I is infinite. I is all-inclusive. In the presence of the I, there is fulfillment.
"Where the Spirit of the I is, there is peace, joy, completeness, and harmony. I do not have to deserve it: God's rain falls alike on the just and on the unjust. I have only to be still because it is 'not by might, nor by power' that this is realized: it is 'in quietness and in confidence.' In quietness and confidence. I know the presence of God is here with me even though I cannot feel it."
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