Saturday, July 4, 2015

Science & Spirituality

There are several obvious parallels between the concepts of quantum physics and spirituality, particularly the lack of dualism, the importance of connectedness and the importance of energy fields.  The familiar concepts of Newtonian physics, like cause and effect or separate, independent events are not supportive of the concepts within spirituality, so science is readily seen as separate from spirituality.  Apparently quantum physics underlies Newtonian physics and is also supportive of the concepts within spirituality, suggesting that there is no separation.

Friday, July 3, 2015

Gentle, Loving Laughter

Today in my recovery meeting I mentioned the “gentle, loving laughter” that I found there.  When people talk in those meetings the other people in the meeting frequently laugh, because of identity with the problem or behavior.  There is a strong feeling of connection, caring and love, without criticism or judgement.  I make use of the same laughter or feeling toward myself several times a day, whenever I have foolish or self-centered thoughts and/or behaviors.  I have found that, for myself, harsh criticism and judgement do not promote change.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Being Present

This morning, shortly after dawn, I went out into my backyard.  It was glorious just to be there and be present.  There was a light cool breeze, singing birds, the fresh smell of growing plants and the feeling of a promising new day.  It’s wonderful to be connected to all of that; to have it be part of me, and me be part of it.  The feelings of gratitude, connection and love were strong.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

The Power of Love

The recovery meeting today was about making plans within the recovery process.  When I spoke I commented that my future did not look very promising, thinking of the physical probabilities that the medical profession has been telling me will happen for years.  As soon as I said that I felt, strongly, that my future was, in fact, bright and full of promise, so I reversed my stance and said that, though I do not understand what it means.  As I commented in the Friend’s meeting this week, acting out of love, which I do now, changes everything

Tuesday, June 30, 2015


Today I encountered numerous people who were having large physical and/or emotional challenges or difficulties.  In my own life, I generally treat similar challenges as invitations to get closer to God and transcend.  I have found that I need to begin the process of transcendence with a thorough acceptance of the reality of the challenge or difficulty.  Becoming aware and then accepting the difficulty is an unpleasant but necessary first step.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Who I Am

When I meditate I can connect with who I am rather than what I do.  Who I am is that spiritual entity connected and rooted in love/God/The Absolute.  I am having a physical experience where I do things like paying bills, going to work, owning things, exercising and sleeping.  What I do falls neatly within science, cause and effect, materialism and intellect.  Who I am does not seem to fall neatly anywhere but is closer to the energy concepts of quantum physics.  As quantum physics has discovered, we are almost entirely composed of “empty” space and energy.  Part of that energy is love and if I keep my focus there it changes everything I do and think.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Being All I Can

In order for me to discover and utilize who I really am and what I am capable of, which I commented on yesterday, I keep reflecting back on the words of Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj when he said “Get to know that “I am” without words which arises in the morning.  Knowing the Self, abiding in the Self-knowledge, is not a mere intellectual knowing.  You must be that, and you should not move away from it.  Remain firm.” In doing that, I can access the power and truth of the Absolute or God since, as he points out elsewhere, “There is only one state, not two.  When the “I amness” is there, in that consciousness you will have many experiences, but the “I am” and the Absolute are not two”.  Basically then, if I can remain focused and harmonize with love/God, I can be complete.  Pretty simple!