Life: A Reality Check

by James Nicholson BNat, Somerset, UK

Why is it that it seems to take something major to happen to us, or someone close to us, to say something to stop us, to get us to look at how we are living? Depression rates are at an all time high, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, obesity, high blood pressure, etc. are all now a common issue, whereas they used to be an exception. Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine have stepped out from the crowd and said, “hang on, surely this is not right, let’s look at the way we are living and live a life that we want” – and call for us to be part of a society we want to be a part of.

I know the mess I was in when I first met Serge, just over nine years ago. Whilst I am by no means perfect (far from it), the commitment to life and humanity which I now have has brought a whole new purpose to living my life. I have extremely loving and supportive friends, and have grown and developed into a man. I used to hide, cover up or deny my faults and imperfections, as I saw them as bad things I should be ashamed of. Now, I look at them and accept them, and if they do not support me, I let them go… at least, eventually I do!

I have learnt to express how I truly feel, rather than saying what I think the other person wants me to say. I am learning to express without any need of an outcome. I am not struggling to get through life or looking for my next crazy moment – which used to be alcohol, drugs or gambling. Instead, I am happy and content being me… and mostly look forward to the day ahead.

I could go on, but let’s stop and say: All of this as a result of one man stepping out from the crowd and presenting about living lovingly… how awesome is that and how lucky am I…?! Thank you to Serge Benhayon and to Universal Medicine for the ongoing love, support and inspiration.

295 thoughts on “Life: A Reality Check

  1. To be aware of the choices we make on a daily basis and to observe how these affect our health and well being and that of those around us is the responsibility we all carry. And from this awareness to choose to make the necessary changes so as to live in a more harmonious way.

  2. Many people would agree that our society leaves much to be desired in terms of quality. And would sign up to try to change it. Yet, their hopes and their focus will always be outside of them, not always realizing that our best contribution for this to happen comes from inside of us.

  3. What you have shared James is so important for society because you have been able to let go of drug and alcohol use and gambling, as well as other things to now live contented with yourself, having dealt with your issues, and are now enjoying loving relationships and looking forward to each day. The implications of such changes are huge for society as it take a massive financial burden off the medical and mental health sector, as well as reducing potentials for crime or needing a government benefit if not working. And, like you many other people have made similar changes in the Universal Medicine student body. We are all consistently becoming more content, more self caring and responsible taking better care of our health and wellbeing, and more committed to family, community and work. The governments of the world need what Serge has to offer, otherwise the medical system of the world will be bankrupted with the burden of our daily lifestyle choices, let alone other areas such as mental health, crime and unemployment etc. The Universal Medicine student body is showing very clearly that the models Serge has developed work, we are the living proof because our lives are going against the trends.

  4. Serge Benhayon has stepped out of the crowd, he is willing to reflect to humanity that there is a different way to live, and that all of our choices have consequences in one way or another, and affect not only us but all of us.

  5. So true James, and we are 6 years on from what you have shared with everything about the health and vitality in society and it is still sliding. When you see how many are “stepping out from the crowd and presenting about living lovingly” this should be studied so True role models can become common-place.

  6. When we ‘hide, cover up or deny’ our ‘faults and imperfections’ and think of them as something to be ‘ashamed of’ we totally miss the fact that they are signposts for us to correct and heal our errant ways.

  7. Life is forever asking us to wake up and as we awaken from one dream, life asks us again to wake up from the next and from the next and from the next. And on it goes until we no longer have to be born to wake up and instead elect to be born again to awaken our brothers who are still asleep to who they truly are.

    1. It’s a beautiful line Kathleen, that we are all here to awaken ourselves and then to “awaken our brothers who are still asleep to who they truly are.”

  8. The big changes I have made with the support of Universal Medicine have also happened relatively gently, that’s pretty amazing considering the amount of changes I have made. The changes themselves are quite simple but the pain or hurt related to past events is what can bring forth resistance or a challenge, but the opportunity to let that go and live without it is well worth it. Essentially it’s about becoming more loving with myself and others, and who would not want that?

  9. In our desire to be the person we are, to connect and communicate with others, to shine in our lives, there will be many forces against us asking us not to shine, not to be joyful, not to just be ourselves. The wisdom Serge Benhayon presents equips us with what we need to turn those forces on their head and be all we are.

  10. I can feel your appreciation of everything that Serge Benhayon has shared which has enables us to vastly improve our lives but more importantly has enabled us to see how we all need to work together for us to evolve as a species. Making life all about self has never worked and never will.

  11. With things like they are how important is it that we live true. This is one story similar to many, that we are more then just the physical people we are and that there is more to life on an ongoing basis. We can sit and accept the ups and downs that become an existence or we can truly connect and bring things together in a way that you walk life in place of being knocked around by it. There are many things I still don’t fully understand about life but one things I always come back to, how I live brings to me how things are. In other words if I don’t like what is before me then I know a part of that is coming from how I am moving and so part of bringing understanding would be for me to make a change.

  12. It is amazing to realise and feel how living in connection to the love we are within is far more enriching and fulfilling that the chase of happiness, contentment or relief all of which only keeps us hooked into needing more of the falsity and shallowness that it offers. And although the chase is over the journey of unfoldment to embodying more of who we are, our Soul, our magnificence, is awe-inspiring to which there is no end.

  13. Good point James it is not often we come across a person who is willing to step out from the crowd and question what is going on. Serge Benhayon is doing just that. He is calling for us all to awaken from our slumber and look at the mess we have made of a life lived in escape and comfort.

  14. “one man stepping out from the crowd and presenting about living lovingly” and he, Serge Benhayon, is inspiring many others to take the step to choose the responsibility of a way of living that is loving and in true brotherhood with all.

  15. This is much stronger in me now, but again recently I had another example of needing to go further, ‘I have learnt to express how I truly feel, rather than saying what I think the other person wants me to say.’ A forever student.

  16. I celebrate every day that Serge Benhayon stepped out into the world and began presenting that there is another way to live, that life doesn’t have to be the struggle that we have made it, and that it can be consistently joyful and simple, free of the complication we insist on creating. Taking “a reality check” every now and looking at our life with total honesty is so very worth it, we simply need to make the choice to do so.

    1. I am with you Ingrid, in celebrating Serge Benhayon for presenting to us all through the way he lives, the Way of The Livingness, the potential we all have to live in connection to our Soul, as such our truth together.

  17. I would hate to think where my life would be now if I hadn’t meet Serge Benhayon 12 years ago, meeting him has had a profound impact on my life and I am now living a life I once only every dreamed of. Shedding the layers of hurt and sadness I once lived with has been an empowering experience that has allowed me the space to truly heal and to begin to live more of the true me.

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