The Spirit in Denzel Washington

I recently came across the news item of a commencement address delivered by the well-known movie actor Denzel Washington.

Photograph of Denzel Washington at Dillard University Graduation as Guest Speaker

Denzel Washington: Dillard University Graduation Guest Speaker

His message was awesome in its truth, simplicity and straightforwardness. I felt it was worth sharing his speech and the spirit that was speaking clearly through him here.

Here are some of his noteworthy talking points:

  • Number one, put God first in everything you do. Everything that you think you see in me and everything you think I’ve accomplished and everything you think I have … everything I have is by the grace of God, understand that. It’s a gift.

  • You’ll never see a U-Haul behind a hearse.

    Cartoon of funeral hearse pulling a U-Haul trailer.
  • Say “thank you” in advance for what is already yours.

    Gratitude Poster Image
  • Do what you feel passionate about.

    Poster image on failure.

Those are words from a true leader of men, a man after God’s own heart: A real man, an authentic person, with a mind, a heart and a SOUL filled with the awareness of God’s presence and grace in his life.


About Marc of Contemplative Pathways

Marc teaches contemplative meditation in the context of contemporary mysticism. His understanding of the mystical life is rooted in close to 40 years of study, practice, unfoldment, realization and experience, in the course of which he has received the gifts of spiritual discernment and transmission. His teaching work meaningfully shifts consciousness in a student through the process and alchemy of mystical transformation.   Marc facilitates the mystical teachings under the style of Contemplative Pathways. He enables others to embark on the spiritual journey by learning and understanding the Truth teaching and by living its principles. He has been conducting classes and meditation meetings in the San Francisco Bay Area for over fifteen years in a classroom, lecture, workshop, online meeting, or group practice setting.   His methodology of instruction is divinely inspired and firmly rooted in pure authentic mysticism. His approach to the mystical life is essentially nondenominational, nonsectarian, culturally interfaith, spiritually transreligious, and definitively unitive and nondualistic. His other contributions to worldwide spiritual awakening and the global contemplative movement include spiritual mentoring and spiritual healing practice.   Within the context of the great shift in consciousness now occurring all over the planet, Marc’s work presently focuses on individual and collective spiritual transformation and healing. He promotes the practice of contemplation or meditation as the vehicle for transcendence and ascension to the higher dimensions of mystical consciousness.   Marc is firmly committed to the vision of a global spiritual awakening and the divine promise of humanity’s mystical illumination.  
Video | This entry was posted in Consciousness & Spirituality, Mysticism, The Mystical Life and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s