reply to post by aorAki
Sure, that makes perfect sense, because we only live once, in either case!
What's manifest and being made manifest here and NOW is all that matters in the end, regardless of whether it's framed in the present, or in eternity
(as a present moment sandwich). It's all the spiritual "food" we need, since to be "food" for consumption, it has to be substantial or real.
Life must be lived, and if there is a God, he can only be lived, as it is, through us, in the form of our growing love, as an authentic self
expression and not simply abiding by the golden "rule" to "try to be a good person" but to simply be one, for it's own reward, joy, and happiness, and
evolutionary flow, treating life already as an overabundant source of bright new possibility already, not economically of course (necessarily), but in
terms of our continued spiritual and psychological growth and development (evolutionary mysticism). This is the gnosis that can be arrived at from
both perspectives, whether a person of faith or an atheist it makes no différence in the final analysis. Either way it's now or never.
Did someone say something about death? Forgive me my oversight.
In either event, what choice do we have but to live the life we already have. No need to project ourselves into eternity quite yet, but we'll get
there, and already are there, but ONLY in the now. If there is to be an evolutionary "death and resurrection" it can only happen now, and the choice
to retreat or to grow in love, is already before us.
Love. It's all there is. There is nothing else of any real consequence going on, presumably here there and everywhere! lol
Nothing else inspires or motivates otherwise, whether in the domain of nothing as the ground of being and becoming, or merely because there's nothing
else really worth doing! In a vacuum of love, there is no humor no joy.
You know I like to call myself an "evolutionary Christian mystic" but what's the point of that, if I cannot simply be my truest and most authentic
self, who seeks, like anyone and everyone, simply to love and be loved.
This then brings us to the love of Bhakti (Hindu), as an eternal expression of the infinite Godhead...
edit on 10-9-2011 by NewAgeMan because: LOL