Today the nation and the world remembers legendary civil rights leader Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. King's message of freedom shone with a universality that galvanized audiences from many spiritual traditions and walks of life. On February 4, 1968, he stood before a congregation at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta and delivered what would be one of his last sermons, "The Drum Major Instinct". His words not only illuminated his emphasis on equality, but prioritized the driving force of his work: “a heart full of grace, a soul generated by love.”
iRest, too, places grace and love at the very center of our mission, harnessing meditative tools to reveal to practitioners an essential nature. On this day and beyond, we invite you to tap into that nature and observe what arises.
“Everybody can be great. Because anybody can serve.
You don't have to have a college degree to serve.
You don't have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve.
You don't have to know about Plato and Aristotle to serve.
You don't have to know Einstein's theory of relativity to serve.
You don't have to know the second theory of thermodynamics in physics to serve.
You only need a heart full of grace, a soul generated by love."
--Martin Luther King, Jr.