20 Sep

In the past few years, I’ve been making peace with some of my long held spiritual beliefs. Saying good bye to the ones that don’t hold true for me anymore, and embracing new ideas. As I study scripture and history I know it doesn’t really matter. God is what God is. 

We’re all interacting with the same God, no matter what your definition of God is. It saddens me to see people waste their energy fighting over beliefs and specifics. Somehow it seems like a validation if we feel we have the truth. We can dissect scripture and delve into the mind to try to make sense of people who lived centuries ago so we can turn around and argue about it more.  But if we argue every point and translation, we are missing the whole message. I had a good friend who was athiest and we agreed that what I called God, he recognized as the thread that connected us all. We got it.

Many saints, siddhis, sages, prophets and enlightened beings went before us. There’s not a lot of difference in the message. Make peace. Love each other, care for each other. Look inside yourself. Reduce suffering. Seek God.

This is Bhakti to me. Being devoted to the power of love and grace. At the core, it’s really that simple.

One Response to “simplicity”

  1. Lisa September 20, 2007 at 3:09 pm #

    Wow. Now that’s what I call making peace with it. It sounds good, now the process is really feeling that all of the time with the messages we got as children, no?

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