How the Universe looks from here

Monday, January 3, 2005

It's a puzzlement!

To quote the King of Siam... The Universe is, to me, a great, multi-dimensional jigsaw puzzle, with no outside edges. Each of us has bags of pieces collected over our lifetimes from our own experience, and from others whose experience we trust. What I pour out here is my bag of pieces: If you see some you like, that look like they might fit into your puzzle as you've got it put together so far, take them and play with them and see what you get. Ignore the ones that are clearly not part of the... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, January 2, 2005

Death and Past Lives

These are two things that appear quite differently to Body and Spirit. An eastern teacher taught one day, 'Death is an Illusion.' The next day, he taught, 'Death is Real.' His students tried to pin him down: 'Today you tell us Death is Real, yesterday you told us it is Illusion. So which one is it?' He said, 'Death is a Real Illusion.' That teacher understood about the difference and the entwinement of Body and Spirit. As human beings, we experience the awareness of death as a real thing, suffer... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, January 1, 2005

A model of human-being: I don't have a soul...

I am a soul; I have a body. A simple reframe and all at once, many things that didn't quite fit, fall into place. Body and soul each has its own protocols: its own needs and problems, and its own solutions, too. When we try to solve the one's problems with the solutions for the other, we just have confusion and frustration. It's like parents and children: when either one runs the family according to its own imperatives, the other suffers. When the parent expects a child to behave and think and... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, December 31, 2004

If you're disappointed in God it could be your expectations are unrealistic

...maybe it's because you don't have a realistic notion of what God is, and what you can reasonably expect. Maybe God doesn't do the kind of stuff you've been led to expect God does. Maybe the role of God in the Universe isn't what you've been taught. Maybe it is entirely different from the model of God which you were told was not a model, but a Reality... As if we can know! If God is real, and absolute, and perfectly God, then if we are disappointed, then who do you suppose is working with the... Sign in to see full entry.

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