Jason Chan’s April Message
It’s April already, and I am excited to be about to lead our first Easter Retreat at Infinity House near Cork. In fact, I feel incredibly blessed as I write this message to you with bright sunshine pouring down on me. Life is just so beautiful, once you really learn to love it, and I now love life in all its incredible guises.
How much do you love life? Most people are living their whole lives in fear rather than love. Most human beings, even those living in exceptionally peaceful and abundant parts of the world, are afraid of so many things in life – ill health, terrorism, bankruptcy, old age, death, to name but a few. We also spend a great deal of our lives being irritated by minor inconveniences, such as the weather, bad drivers, our boss, our mother-in-law.
You have been angry, anxious, stressed, or at least mildly depressed for most of your life. Are you not totally fed up yet? Are you not really missing the presence of unconditional love, beauty and joy in your life?
To stimulate the feeling of love and joy deep within you, just keep looking out for beauty, because beauty in this world is a manifestation of Life Itself which is infinitely loving and joyful. So every day of your life, please seek for beauty in nature, in immortal art/music or in another human being’s delightful smile. Consciously seek for beauty in life, and you will find it, and you will then feel truly joyful in its presence.
In this world, we all find it so easy to hate and so hard to love and so you now need to make a real effort to connect to beauty, love and innocence every day of your life. Don’t play small and scared anymore or you will waste your whole life away. Go out each day to embrace life fully. Vow to live the rest of your days in love and beauty and then take whatever action is necessary to fulfil this sacred vow.
One way to find much more beauty in life is to give heartfelt thanks for all your many blessings. For example, I love to worship the sun because it shines constantly on all of us. It never has a bad mood and tells us to get lost. The sun never ever goes on strike and I am so grateful for its boundless generosity to all living beings. Similarly, although we cannot see it with our physical eyes, love energy pours down on all of us constantly and supports us all unconditionally, and I always give heartfelt thanks for its eternal existence.
Every day, I pause to give thanks for all my blessings. Most people never do this. Instead, they waste their time moaning and groaning about how terrible this world is. I do hope you have realised by now that moaning and groaning about life never changes anything for the better. In fact, the very low energy attached to complaining actually makes everything worse as your consciousness spirals downwards towards life-destroying levels.
So instead of wasting our time complaining about life, let us move from focusing on our misfortunes to instead cultivating real gratitude for all our many blessings. For example, even if we are sick, lonely, or materially poor, we can still be so grateful for the beauty of nature, the power of the sun, the food on our table and the clothes in our wardrobe. I promise you that if you train your mind to focus on gratitude rather than complaints, your whole life will be transformed as if by magic and you will soon find that you have more and more blessings in your life.
Another miraculous way to change our whole lives for the better is to sit quietly for a while and use our creative mind to really imagine that we are experiencing waves of blissful love energy pouring into every cell of our being.
Do you remember ever experiencing being encompassed by an all-embracing love energy? Most people don’t. Even though they may well have experienced at least one or two moments of dwelling in love, and nothing but love (above and beyond romantic love), they have totally forgotten about that out of this world experience.
Your thinking mind can never understand true love, but your soul can definitely know true love – once you clear some of the blockages out of your mind and heart that prevent you from being aware of its presence in your life. Then, once your soul connects to unconditional love, you can extend it to everyone you meet. All you have to do is to set your intention to do this and at some point on your journey home to love, miracles will start to happen to you quite naturally.
In this world, there are two totally different levels of happiness – the temporary high or endorphin rush that comes when we enjoy a really good meal, concert, holiday etc. versus a much deeper, truer type of inner joy that just washes over us when our consciousness is high enough to dwell for a while in love and nothing but love.
Virtually everyone on this planet is looking for love in one form or another, but very few people realise that if you want to experience more love in your life, you have to feel it within you first. Raise your consciousness, open your heart, and connect to Love Energy first and foremost, and then the loving energy that you embody will definitely begin to attract more loving people and events into your life.
Most people that I meet insist that they cannot be in love until they meet their perfect partner, or they tell me that they cannot be at peace until our troubled world is at peace. But when you go on insisting that the world around you has to change before you can live your life in peace, love and joy, you will wait forever to be happy! You could travel around the whole globe and never find the true, lasting love and joy that you yearn for to assuage your deep inner loneliness, sorrow and sense of lack and isolation. So what should you do instead? It is really very simple!
Please do not wait for the world to change before you choose to live your own life in love and joy. You will wait forever. As I tell all my students over and over again, (some of my long-term students must be getting a little tired of hearing it!) ‘Change your mind first and then your world will change, because the external world that we see around us is simply a reflection of what is going on in our own minds’.
So this beautiful spring month, do not allow your own mind to ruin your chance to live your life in love and joy. Become the master of your mind so that you can master your life. Tell your mind that today you are going to love every moment of your life and simply refuse to take ‘no’ for an answer.