The Ten-Foot Journey


I spent last weekend at a retreat for teens and young adults.  Jenny and I host these events a few times each year, and we are always honored and delighted by the experience.  Empowering young people with Unity principles is part of our mission.  These kids are changing the world.  There is no question that the future is in good hands. It's difficult to pick out event highlights; so many amazing things happened.  We performed a service project at a local Unity church.  We worked through small group material based around some of the core ideas in Lessons in Truth.  We participated in an inspirational Sunday lesson given by a visiting Unity minister.  The weekend moved from profound experience to profound experience.

I tend to focus on details, and one that stuck out for me was a feature of the event's hotel.  Not ten feet from the front desk, there was a bank of telephones with no buttons.  Above each phone was a sign indicating that the phone connected directly to the front desk.

Think about that for a moment.  I spent most of the weekend thinking about it.  I struggled to imagine a situation where these phones would be useful, given that if I'd used one I could see the person on the other end of the line.

It struck me that this is the kind of relationship a lot of people have with God.  We are continually sold all kinds of intermediaries, when we are yearning for a direct connection with the Divine.

What will it take for you to step outside of your comfort zone and make the journey to Source?  It's a shorter trip than you might think.