I may not be keen on Christians Maire but I speak of the bible because I feel that it is a very important book to have read in this century.Maire wrote:Dannydawiz, if you don't mind me saying, your ego is leading you down the garden path and won't be bringing you to that Meadow anytime soon. Sorry but the more I read, the more I empathize with your uncle.
Do you want spirituality or religion soup? If you're not keen on Christians why do you keep quoting the bible? It always amazes me how the bible is used to back up just about anything from racism to wife-battering. Everyone is so fond of quoting the bible aren't they, whether they believe in it or not. Having said that, Sandyjoy, your post really spoke to me, I have reread it a few times. Your bible quotes are in a helpful spiritual context and not bandied about for no good reason.
Danny, this advice is good
Sandyjoy saidDanny, what you are doing is not spiritual awakening but intellectual gymnastics. Your mind is leading you around in circles. Wrong, right, objective, subjective, absolute. They're all words and judgements.If you want a sense of balance and stability in your life, then I suggest you look for the Child within you. You can return to this Place, the Meadow right here in the midst of this 'rough edged world'. listen and search your Heart, the Child stirs to tell us It lives.
No, it isn't. This shows, then, that you are missing the whole point. What about eternal life? What about the infinite Being and oneness of the universe? Why is that all gone out the window when someone stabs you?If someone stabbed me in the heart I would die. This is an ABSOLUTE TRUTH.
Well, yes.Do you not see the cognitive dissonance displayed in my words?
If you are interested in an intellectual exploration of life and death, good versus evil, I recommend "The Book of Secrets" by Deepak Chopra.
I'd like to leave you with a quote from an important saint
"And when the broken hearted people living in the world agree
there will be an answer" - John
......... Paul, George and Ringo
I have noticed that ever since that easter conversation with my uncle my mind has been incredibly noisy lately.
Maire before all of this I believed the same thing. I believed that labels don't exist. Words like ugly, good, bad, slow, fast were all simply mental interpretations. I would look at an apple and be pleased to know that it wasn't really an apple. The apple was just the word that we decided to name it. It didn't exist because it was only a judgement.
I TRULY believed this and as a result I discovered who I was. If someone called me stupid then that wouldn't matter because that was simply a judgement that didn't exist. I could not being anything other than what I was. I am who I am.
I think that part of what is causing my cognitive dissonance has nothing to do with christianity.
I think the cause has to do with this. I am starting to believe that judgements and labels are real.
Even though that apple isn't REALLY an apple the word points to something that is definitely real. Even if the world ugly is subjective in meaning the word points to something that is definitely real. Even if the word nasty is just a label it points to an experience that is REAL.
Once THIS thought came into my head everything began to fall apart. All of a sudden "I am who I am" became a lot harder for me to believe. I have lived for 16 years does that not make me 16 years old? My parents are both Mexican does that not make me Mexican? Even if words are subjective they point to things that are objectively real. I am 16 years old and I am Mexican. Those both point to things that describe who I am.
As far as eternal life goes I cannot deny that life is eternal. Matter cannot be created and neither can it be destroyed. I will continue to live on regardless if I am stabbed or not just not in the same form as I am in now.
I was only using the stabbing in the heart as an example. If someone shoots me in the head based off of the system of language our society has developed I would DIE. Maybe not in an eternal sense but the word DIE points to an experience that is absolutely real.
I will read the book of secrets and truly hope that I find something that will help me.
Thank you Maire.