From lurker to member because of this thread
Not because it is so interesting but I believe it is important. This is what we need to do more-stop and think some deep thoughts, once in a while.
I don't have any particular question for God. Not that I don't want to know things, but I know that God speaks to me (and everybody else, for that
matter) all the time. What I need is the ability to listen to what he/she says. It's like not seeing the forest for the trees...
I believe that God is the sum of All. That we and God are the same. That there is no place where I stop and you begin. We are truly One. There never
was anything else. However, in order to Know this, we must "forget" Who we are in order to remember What we are...
In this lies the mystery of perception. In order to "see" this we live in a relative universe where things only exist in conjunction to its
How can you know anything about yourself unless you define yourself in the presence of what you are not?
Who am I? The age old cry from the human soul...
You define yourself every moment by what you do, say, think, feel...but equally by what you don't do, say, think and feel.
Thats why you, when you declare something about yourself to the universe, also attract the opposite.
In the absence of what you are not. What you are is ...nothing.
We are not here to learn anything, or to evolve. We are here to remember. Every moment has in itself the possibility to remind you of who you are.
What will you choose? How will you act? What will you declare to the universe about who you are?
We are the result of our own creation. And what we create comes back to us in what we experience as our life.
Yes, we have free will but that is not why there is so much suffering. It's a result of us choosing not to exercise it...
The world is exactly the way it is because thats the way we want it to be. Sorry, but that is the truth.
400 children die of starvation every hour on this planet. Not because we don't have food enough or lack the means to feed them. But because we choose
to use our resources on other things. Like weapons.
Gandhi said: "This world has enough to satisfy everyones need, but not enough to satisfy one mans greed"
That pretty much sums it up.
We are constantly talking with God. It's our ability to listen to what God says that is lacking. Or our will to do it. Just remember that your life
lived, is your end of the conversation...
A long introductory reply, but I needed to get it of my chest...
I'll sign of with something to ponder for you:
There are those who don't know...and they don't know, that they don't know.
-They are innocent as children. It is for us to nurture them and encourage them.
Then there are those who don't know, and who know that they don't know...
-They are willing. -Teach them!
Then there are those who don't know, but that think that they know.
-They are dangerous! -Avoid them...
Then there are those who know, but who don't know that they know...
-They are asleep. Awake them!
And then there are those who know, and who know that they know...
-Do not follow them...because if they know that they know...they would not have you following them...
But listen very carefully to what they have to tell you -because they just might say something that reminds YOU...of what you already know :-)