28 Ramadan 2014: View “from the top”

…Spiritual opening is not a withdrawal to some imagined realm or safe cave.  It is not a pulling away, but a touching of all the experience of life with wisdom and with a heart of kindness, without any separation. – Jack Kornfield

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You want to know god? Look at the life of those around you. You want to REALLY know god? Look at your own life. You want to REALLY REALLY know god? Read his holy book, observe your life and observe others’ lives, and you will know him through his actions, through his names, through his attributes.

I have always been fascinated with people’s lives. Mind you, I did not like to be in their business (which could be misinterpreted), but I always had an inquisitive nature to see my own life and other people’s lives “from the top” as a broad series of events, trying to make sense of what they go through to see how I can learn a thing or two. The more I see across the years, the more I am convinced that we see god’s actions in that way with one caveat, our analysis and interpretation. This is where the holy book comes in … to shed light on what is true and what is not in the grander context of a complex life full of interrelated events, relationships and beings.

May we always see truth and may we always have the time and space to reflect and ponder … to be inspired by god’s actions.

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