Exposure to Koans is recent in my journey but has proven to be invaluable. Just a mere reflection of what on the surface appear to be unsolvable riddles, unearths my deep-rooted patterns of thinking. The chooser of me that I have identified with for most of my life is exposed again for what it is. … Continue reading Tripped up by the chooser
A glimpse of enlightenment is only the beginning. To be our true self is to be nothing, embrace our emptiness and express divine grace as a human form. We are the paradox of emptiness in form and form in emptiness. As Christ consciousness or Buddha nature (or a myriad of other accounts), we are the miracle of life itself. Good and bad, high and low, happy and sad are all expressions of this one divine consciousness. Living is to experience our essence in all its forms
2 Cor 5:21 For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. (ESV) Have you ever wondered "why the cross?" If you grew up in a western evangelical church you were probably taught something about a "payment to and angry God" and … Continue reading Why the cross?
The finished work of Jesus can be a controversial subject. I know that may seem strange but there are many that absolutely reject what Jesus has done in His incarnation, death, resurrection and ascension. You hear stuff like “you are minimizing sin” when the truth is God forgets our sin. Some say “you can’t include … Continue reading Objective Truth and Subjective Reality
In March I wrote a post about light and darkness. Here is a link. Religion wants us to focus on good and evil or right and wrong and eat the fruit from a forbidden tree instead of the truth of Jesus. Struggling and working and striving and wrestling around in the mud with a dead nature is … Continue reading Light and Darkness Revisited