Michael Bernard Beckwith is an African American New Thought minister, author, and founder of the Agape International Spiritual Center in Culver City, California, a New Thought church with a congregation estimated in excess of 8,000 members. Beckwith is founder of the Agape International Spiritual Center, co-founder of the Association for Global New Thought, and co-chair of the Season for Nonviolence along with Arun Gandhi. He was ordained in Religious Science in 1985.
“Do you press the “pause” button – the “until” button in life by saying “I can’t be happy until…”? All this accomplishes is a delay in your entry into your innate state of happiness, which is independent of outer circumstances. So press the “play” button and rejoice in the now-ness of the moment!”
I, too, have fallen into the trap of thinking my life would be wonderful and complete when …x… happened!!
When I started to create the kind of life I wanted, things started to happen, DESPITE the circumstances going on around me.
Now, my circumstances are more likely to line up with what I create — which makes me happy!
Along this line of creating your own life, I want to share one more quote from Michael Beckwith:
“Trust, practice, and then release yourself into the goodness of Existence and your life will prove that what you believe, you see.”