If there is a Heaven, a “key to the universe,” it is rooted in true honesty and promotes true happiness and freedom — and most importantly, it needs less and less to hide behind. What does this mean? There is a place where there is no time, no space, no distance, where all is known.

What does this have to do with this existence? The more healthful we are in the here and now (spiritually, emotionally and physically), the more we can catch sweet and innocent, benevolent, sparkling, spine-tingling/shivering glimpses of Heaven. Why is this important? In Heaven, there is no separation whatsoever, and accordingly, the more responsibility we take for our own health and well-being, the more prepared and open we will be when it is our time to go there. Is it true that God helps those who help themselves? Maybe it is up to each of us to decide.

The more we can learn to do the right thing for the right, selfless sake, the more we will be able to treat others with a loving spirit of dignity, decency, goodness, and grace — realizing that we genuinely are so very much in the same common boat, here and everywhere. What is true is that our taught or perceived differentiation between ourselves and others is a grand (or maybe not so grand) illusion, a beyond-words terrible and sad joke. Maybe this is an important reason we are here on Earth, to rediscover the Truth.

It is so important that we learn to better support others in their healthful goals and objectives. It is so important that we learn to live our lives as if we are living loving art forms, as opposed to getting permanently stuck on stagnant plateaus. It’s about endeavoring to do the right thing without the need for selfish recognition or hidden agendas.

What would it be like to be light and fluid, embracing healthful change, compared to running away from it and ignoring the possibility? The following Lotus Flower saying (as set forth in my book, A Glimpse of Heaven: The Philosophy of True Health, states this succinctly:

“There is a place where, wherever you are there, whatever you are doing…no matter what, in any given moment, there should be nowhere you would rather be. It is where you are right now — and you have the ability to so deeply and artfully appreciate your life and its living…to connect one healthful insight to the next, and make them all one…learning to witness this already-existing truth.

“In the wilderness of our existence…a place of budding flowers…about to unwrap in a showing of perfect appreciation for all to thrive upon, we are the flowers which can blossom again and again in each season of our deeper and deeper insights…all connected…each better and more healthful than before.

“It is not unlike Heaven and it can become Heaven, with enough insight and appreciation. It takes quite a few sparks, glimpses — spine-tingling moments as a way-of-life that becomes more and more purposeful, more and more without time or space or distance. More and more there is less and less to hide behind.”

Here on Earth, we enjoy the brightest of blessings, and there is always room for improvement and greater objective insight. Sadly, this so often does not seem to be a blessing at all — in fact, quite the contrary. We often fool ourselves into thinking that embracing healthful change is a terrible, even ugly thing. It is so important that we learn to see it in a more positive light. We truly can enjoy a beautiful faith that this light can glow so bright that it will become beautiful beyond words, in a fashion which there is no need for time or space or distance.

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Dr. Glen Hepker

Dr. Glen Hepker is an author (A Glimpse of Heaven: The Philosophy of True Health), and he has doctorate degrees in psychology and traditional Chinese health arts. He is a part-time individual and marital counselor, a wellness and life coach, and a master instructor of tai chi chuan, chi kung, kung fu, refined meditation/guided imagery, and associated health/wellness arts at Mason City Wellness Center/Mason City Tai Chi~Chi Kung~Kung Fu in Mason City, Iowa. Visit AGlimpseofHeaventhePhilosophyofTrueHealth.wordpress.com or Masoncitytaichi.com.

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