What masks do we wear? What roles do we play? What self do we think we are? It is probably not the true Self. Coming out goes deep within.
I suggest that unique waves never return, but rather the ocean continues waving. The ocean is waving in you now.
We live at the crossroads of a dual-nature. How well we bear that cross, integrating these dualities into one, may define our life.
Nihilism is a philosophy that says that life is meaningless. It says there is no objective meaning, intrinsic value, or purpose in life. What does mysticism and the mystical experience say about that?
What if we all told the truth? Why do we lie? What repercussions does this have in our lives? That's what this video from Like Stories of Old explores.
Is the body an essential part of our true Self? Or is it like a temporary temple for the Divine to live?
Eckhart Tolle says that if we feel like dying, we might allow our self to die, by surrendering that "ego" of our mind to reality as it is. Such surrender is found in all the world's religions and mystical traditions, including Christianity.
A friend asked me what my take was on the problem of evil, or theodicy, so I thought I'd write about it here.
I think the story of Adam & Eve is a mythological allegory describing humanity's "fall" of consciousness into the dualities of self-awareness, subject/object relationships, and the opposites of existence. This is symbolized in the partaking of the "tree" of knowledge of good and evil, i.e. dualities.
An addition to the BHT, containing the earliest account of the post-resurrection appearances of Christ in the New Testament, where Paul describes his witness of the resurrection and what it means to be resurrected into Christ consciousness. This seems to be an excellent summary of the Christian Gospel, or "good news," but it is something which I think we've generally misunderstood in Christianity for centuries. I feel that this is one of the most important translations of the BHT that I have been given the Grace to work out yet—yet not I. I was in tears by the end.