The single most important spiritual lesson I learned was that of mindfulness, of others opinions, rights, and the knowing that they are exactly where their life has brought them.
Through mindfulness of others, I was able to practice compassion and forgiveness for my own judgment and the actions of others. I do not believe in evil, but understand that unnecessary violence may occur when we become totally disconnected from basic human values and/or God. I know each of us make decisions that shape the life we are living. Through the practice of mindfulness, I am able to make new conscious choices and a new life begins to unfold for me. I am no longer stuck in a role that no longer fits who I am — I am able to recreate myself based on a new alignment with spirit. When I become truly aware of who I am, I can choose to continue
or to choose a new path.
Often we become stuck in our story with no way out, when the fact is that if we become aware it is only a story, we have the power to change it. It is through mindfulness of who I am in the moment that I am able to let go and metamorphose into what I want to become.
Let go, let God, and step into your greatness.
The Rev. Joe Niemiec Jr. began his spiritual quest in 1986 when he walked out of a Houston jail and was struck by the realization that his life was in shambles.
He began his quest for ‘getting back on track’ with 12 step programs, followed by learning and practicing meditation with a local Redding, California, teacher.