Letters to Carl
Sometimes it is good to have someone in front of you -- your mind's eye -- to formulate and reflect.
Where to start? Just somewhere, anywhere, seemingly out of context:
Truth -- that which never changes -- does not need context, it always IS in its fullness and mayesty, from everlasting to everlasting.
What is our journey, our noble aim in life?
To "know the Truth and the Truth will set you free."
This knowing is not an intellectual knowing in our limited/conditioned mind, but a discovery of our true nature, here and now.
What is at our core?
What is here and now, before our servant Mr. Mind tries to explain reality to us?
The sense/intuition "I am, I exist"...
We start reading the Bible as a story, outside; but after enough despair, drama, sweat and tears we might discover that it is about the timelss discovery of our true nature, a guide to what IS, here and now; our natural state... called the kingdom in the Bible.
It is so difficult to zoom out, to step back for a moment, to widen the narrow gaze of our own seeing, to be aware of being aware; to be empty and naked.
Where is the wise man? Where is the scribe? Where is the philosopher of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? 21For since in the wisdom of God, the world through its wisdom did not know Him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe. 22Jews demand signs and Greeks search for wisdom,…
"The world" is our state of ignorance, in which we see Life only through the filter of our own limited and conditioned mind.
Sorry for the hopping, seemingly forth and back.
Through Phillipians 2:5 we are instructed to ask this ourself: Who am I?
It is not easy to understand the question. The answer does not lie in our intellect, but we use the intellect to formulate the answer. Without the discernment between "(my) Self" and "my mind" we cannot see it. We can only be the answer.
Putting on the New Self
…12Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves with hearts of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. 13Bear with each other and forgive any complaint you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. 14And over all these virtues put on love, which is the bond of perfect unity.…
The greatest challenge is maybe to be loving and forgiving towards ourself -- the least of theses my brethren!
"Truth is simple, but the seeker is complex".
Thank you Carl for your friendship!
The Bible is our tool to step into freedom; from Egypt -- our state of bondage (knowing only what our mind can process) -- into the promised land of freedom; here and now:
"My kingdom is not of this world": Our natural state, our happiness and fulfilment is independent from life circumstances and conditions.
I am not asking you to believe anything, I just invite you to reflect and explore.
Life is too precious to waste it in thinking habits and assumptions!
Holger @ ToolsHabitsAttitudes.com