Sunday, December 18, 2016 at 9:57 am
O my Father—O Father of mine? You have brought me this far. You promised to keep me in Your Presence. You have promised never to let me go back under the control of my carnal nature. You have proclaimed Your good plans for me and all of my concerned. I cannot nor do I want to try to stop my mind from churning all kinds of doubts to shake my trust & dependence in You.
I can’t do it but! No need for me to do anything to make those thoughts stop. No need for me to expect anyone to solve my problems. No need to condemn anyone for not doing according to my demands! I have the power to cast all the thoughts & feelings churning in my mind & heart under Your feet.
Sunday, December 18, 2016 at 12:29 pm
O my Father—O Father of mine? I have run into a snare. Am I deluded when I confess to live in Your Presence on the 24/7 basis? Am I deluded as I consider my life in Your Presence? What is meant by the following statement?
You live with a mental image of yourself, a conceptual self that you have a relationship with. Life itself becomes conceptualized and separated from who you are when you speak of “my life.” The moment you say or think “my life” and believe in what you are saying (rather than it just being a linguistic convention), you have entered the realm of delusion. If there is such a thing as “my life,” it follows that I and life are two separate things, and so I can also lose my life, my imaginary treasured possession. Death becomes a seeming reality and a threat. Words and concepts split life into separate segments that have no reality in themselves. We could even say that the notion “my life” is the original delusion of separateness, the source of ego. If I and life are two, if I am separate from life, then I am separate from all things, all beings, all people. But how could I be separate from life? What “I” could there be apart from life, apart from Being? It is utterly impossible. So there is no such thing as “my life,” and I don’t have a life. I am life. I and life are one. It cannot be otherwise. So how could I lose my life? How can I lose something that I don’t have in the first place? How can I lose something that I Am? It is impossible. (Tolle, Eckhart. A New Earth)
For goodness sake! It’s my life not your life because I have and I now live it, not you. Just as simple as that. I know nothing about philosophical rhetoric. In fact, I know nothing as I used to think I knew. I gave up all knowledge stored in my dysfunctional mind a long time ago by the power of love from on high. It is well written, “Don’t believe everything you read.” I am going to sleep. 4:17 pm