I wanna scream

In an earlier post I'd said I felt like I had experienced enlightenment, and that insight stays with me today, but... I wanna scream! My gut is twisted with frustration, dissatisfaction, incompleteness, 'not-enough-ness'.  Sure, if I were to follow my insight, I'd recognize that I'm letting myself feel too attached - and if I wanted…

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Real Faith is No Faith

Real Faith Many people (atheist and theist alike) see 'having real faith in God' as the complete and utter surrender to [its] omnipotence, omniscience, and omnipresence - to know in your deepest core that [it] exists and works its work in the world for you and through you.  The epitome of this 'real' faith should…

Reality is all …

Fill in the blank When referring to the nature of Reality - what it's made of - as soon as someone begins their statement "It's all made of ... " the next word could be anything - gouda, gold, god, tao, apeiron, the force, consciousness, anything. The reason I know this is because I've understood…

On Enlightenment

I hesitate to say I was enlightened, but damn, it sure felt like it. Since that moment nearly six years ago, my worldview hasn't changed that much - I still don't believe in a sentient supreme being, but I now definitely understand why people would feel inclined to call 'it' a god.  Because now I…

How to begin?

It's a common-enough question When starting any endeavour, the beginning is often a little nerve-racking because it is such a decisive moment. Like a brand new journal with its creamy-white pages, just waiting for the first inky stroke of the pen. One could write anything. The point is to write something. Here we go...