The life of the Spirit is not one of powerlessness, although it resigns itself from seeking earthly power. The life of the Spirit is not one of powerlessness, but one which does not worship power. In the life of the Spirit you worship God, because only God gives Spirit, the highest gift and attainment possible… Continue reading Spirit lives
The problem with following your desires is. . .where does it end? Where does it all end? If not your desires, what to be led by? Is there some kind of higher demand? Is it possible that the absolute has a claim to your soul? If you did not desire, you could not desire Spirit.
It is not so easy to say what is greed and recklessness and what is the agonistic drive of humanity. Spirit helps to differentiate the two. That is, frankly, all you need to know about Spirit. And not even that much -- it is enough to strip down the proposition to its simplest parts and… Continue reading It is not so easy to say
Spirit is always a stranger. You can know Spirit because you know it is a stranger. Spirit is a wind, we know not whence it comes nor whither it goes. Spirit is a subtle wind, a global transport system based on the circulation of the body. Spirit is atmosphere, presentless presence.
Here is my clever little aphorism: Language is just a stand-in for the unsayable. But could human consciousness, even, really be a stand-in for some kind of eternal existence, a reflection into another dimension? Feel free not to answer immediately.
It is a rank cliche to say that corporations are the problem. Why are they the problem? you might ask. They provide jobs, and often help the community, if not always the environment. They're not perfect, but without a doubt corporations have been responsible for more material comfort and social stability than they have for… Continue reading Establishing relationships
Experience is a substance held together by time. Imagine the tension needed to hold together such a substance. Only consciousness can provide that tension. The tension is not just the inherent stress of being aware. Think about looking back on a time nostalgically. You were already there once, but now you're there again in a… Continue reading Riffing On the soul
I would rather build scaffolding for the kingdom of God than be the architect of the greatest city in the history of the world.