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"I had a weird experience, therefore God" is the epitome of arrogance: your personal experience defines the universe.
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Mon Nov 1st, 2010 at 07:18:42 AM EST
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no, your personal experience informs, guides, balances and energises your universe. it's not arrogant to affirm that.

what starts off weird becomes a delight.

at first it can be extremely shocking, and self-preservation can block one from the relaxation necessary to fully grok what's happening.

...because we've been raised to be afraid of what's beyond our immediate ken.

if we take it gently, we can learn to go further from shore. what is most helpful is to refer to others who have learned to do so, as the line between mysticism and psychosis is a fine one, just as the difference between a jolly jaunt and something scarier can be small.

fortunately we have records of those who have navigated these psychic shoals, and their words and souvenirs can encourage us when life becomes too dispiriting.

bless every one of 'em!

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Mon Nov 1st, 2010 at 08:27:32 AM EST
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