September 21, 2011

Winning the future.


When your mind and heart are truly open abundance will flow to you effortlessly and easily.

If it is going to win the struggle for the future, spirituality must first overcome a major disadvantage. In the popular imagination science long ago discredited religion. Facts replaced faith. Superstition was vanquished. That’s why Darwin’s explanation of man’s descent from lower primates prevails over Genesis, and why we look to the Big Bang as the source of the cosmos, rather than a creation myth populated by one or more gods.

So it’s important to begin by saying that religion isn’t the whole of spirituality—far from it. Even God isn’t the whole of spirituality. Organized religion may have discredited itself, but spirituality has suffered no such defeat. Thousands of years ago, in cultures across the globe, inspired spiritual teachers such as Buddha, Jesus, and Lao-Tzu, proposed profound views of life. They taught that a transcendent domain resides beyond the everyday world of pain and struggle. Although the eye beholds rocks, mountains, trees, and sky, this is only a veil drawn over a vast, mysterious, unseen reality. Beyond the reach of the five senses lies an invisible realm of infinite possibility, and the key to unfolding its potential is consciousness. Go within, the sages and seers declared, and there you will find the true source of everything: your own awareness.

From War of the Worldviews

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  1. Joyandsplendor56

    I find that the more people that I interact with in a day, the more re-centering that I have to do for myself. Because even though it feels good to have a spiritual mind, spiritually conscious self, that view isn`t always in the forefront in relating with people.

  2. Mark

    The veil that the sages declare must be removed before we can understand true reality is real. From the perspective of recognizing the veil one can plainly see that we are all living lives of meaningless pursuits. Even if one attains awareness of the veil, going about the daily routine of survival will drag that awareness down. In this sense we are in a perpetual state of original sin. But once it is known to be real then it is easy to remember that this is another important aspect to life that needs to be revered. Again, when the veil is cast aside it becomes obvious that we all spend are days in meaningless pursuits. Survival calls.

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