Archive for April, 2020

242 – It is Entirely up to Us …

Tuesday, April 14th, 2020

The fact that something can be pre-determined and free at the same time poses an irreconcilable contradiction to our intellect. Yet everything in Nature, including you and I, unfolds by following a process that is relatively pre-determined (fertilization, prenatal development, birth, infancy, childhood, youth, adulthood, old age, dissipation) while endowing us with a relative degree of freedom to choose how we transform ourselves and our world, how we adapt to changing environments, how we forge our destiny.

But a degree of freedom is not handed evenly. How can we compare the chances to choose of a child growing up in war-torn environments with those of a child growing up amid wealth and opportunity?

And so, for those of us privileged enough to have the freedom to choose, what we do with it is a responsibility.

Therefore, the crux of having a degree of freedom to choose is the knowledge that pre-determination lays ahead, inescapably waiting for the time when the significance of what we’ve done with our freedom      will be the measure of our transcendence into the continuum of Life.[1]

[1] Transcendence comes from the Latin prefix trans-, meaning “beyond,” and the word scandare, meaning “to climb.” When you achieve transcendence, you have gone beyond ordinary limitations. Vocabulary.com

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241 – Where do we find Truth? …

Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

Our organic senses don’t tell us the whole truth about what we are,

they are too limited for that,

but so are the people who believe their senses are the whole truth.

 

To find the truth,

we must go beyond what our senses can sense,

yet that knowledge is already within us.

 

We are universal beings,

nested between the worlds of the microcosm and the macrocosm

where a keen sense of awareness is growing conscious of the living Force that brings together the worlds of the endlessly finite and the infinitely infinite,

creating everything,

creating us.

 

It is in that Force where Truth is. And it is already within us

to be found,

to be sensed,

to be understood,

to be loved,

to Be.

 

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