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|09-08-2011, 04:00 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Detroit, MI
What is His Highest (Inspired by WakeUp)
WakeUp posted "What is God". It got some pretty good reply's and it got me thinking about a book by Oswald Chambers titled "My Utmost for His Highest".
Not that I would recommend that book as being more than average. However, it did get me thinking about what is "His Highest". If God is absolutely Honest, Unselfish, Loving and Pure as the 4 Absolutes suggest, then he must be obligated to obey his own laws - ya think?
This requires a little bit of thinking outside the box, so please stay with me as I try to use philosophy in a new and unconventional manor. Normally philosophy is used to explain the world. In this case, I am trying to use philosophical tools to explain away the world (aka outer limits of Epistemology). What really nailed this line of thought for me was a quote by Meister Eckhart:
"The Truth is something so noble, that if God were to step aside from it, I would grab hold of Truth and let go of God".
I have sometimes thought that way myself. God might not be the most important "thing" in the world (at least not this world). I tried worshiping God for over 4 decades, with little, if any results. Not salient results anyway.
Now here is where it gets esoteric. I had to learn to practice spiritual principles in all my affairs to be released from an addition that was killing me. I had little choice in the matter, I had to change my way of thinking or die. I would not even call it a choice. I was somehow guided in that direction by laws bigger than me.
Then end result was I got results. Prodigious results. Fast results. Amazing results. Some were better than anything I could have planed. Some of them were bigger than anything I could have imagined. Some of them were earth shattering in terms of new ways of thinking. All this was due to trusting and pursuing Principles, not God.
Now I had this idea that there was something bigger than God. Then I read another quote by the Meister:
"Detachment is the most noble of all virtues".
Just by coincidence (perhaps not), I had come to the conclusion that most of my spiritual experience was caused by surrender cycles. It did not take much of a leap to see where surrender is synonymous with Detachment.
In that case, perhaps Detachment (with a capital D for Divine) is the "Most High" of all principles. Perhaps God is so Detached, even he is underneath Detachment. In other words - Rule 62 applies to God. He ain't so damn important. He does not take himself too damn seriously... LOL!
P.S. If you think this makes no sense, check out my new signature>
>>> If it makes sense - It ain't spiritual!
- All Big Book quotes are from first Edition -
|09-09-2011, 04:49 PM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: in the present
I'm reading Conversations With God. That book really makes you think of God in a different way.
I am not who I think I am.
All quotes from the 1st Edition of Alcoholics Anonymous (aka The Big Book)
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