As I consider problems on a larger scale and deeper level, I arrive over and over at the same conclusion. I see that the best and most important solution, which is both preventative and corrective of personal and social problems, is to be absolutely present and mindful of right here and right now.
I’ve said in a previous post that Jesus seems to be the embodiment of Love. Everything He did, His purpose here, His death- everything was about Love.
John, writer of the fourth Gospel, is called the Apostle of Love because of his focus on this aspect of Jesus’ mission here. If I bring together some key statements about Jesus, then the Christian religion, according to John, becomes far less exclusive, and much closer to what I’d expect from a loving God. It also seems to show us a path to Transcendence (of consciousness, purpose, life…) and Oneness (with the Divine and with men). Continue reading
Ever have a hard time defining or describing love? I have. How do I describe a feeling? How do I define it?
I can say what it does, and what it doesn’t do. I can point to manifestations, and say what it is not.
It has a name- Love- but that is just a name. It says nothing about love.
I can give it a label, like ‘good’ or ‘universal’, but that label is subjective, subject to change and interpretations, and limiting in a way that degrades love. Continue reading