a question in yr nerves is lit

yet you know there is no answer fit

to satisfy you insure you not to quit

keep it in yr mind and don't forget

that it is not he or she or it that you belong to

    We see what we want to see, they say; so why, I always asked, do I see the worst ?

   I see what will threaten me, what will cut me down to size, and practice dealing with the eventuality of judgment falling on my head from an encounter with what will threaten me. I make up the threat, and then make up a failed confrontation with it, and feel the shame of failing as if it had actually happened.

   None of this happens, really.

   Life happens. It has its first causes billions of years ago, and the first causes themselves probably do not have any First Cause, it is agreed amongst us today. Just probabilities.

   A stray electron is a very rare bird indeed. Electrons cluster together in a field of nothingness somehow held together by forces we pretend to understand by exploiting. I built a computer, therefore I understand electromagnetism. That is as silly as saying I made a watch therefore I understand the nature of time.

   There is no such thing as time without space.

    There is never enough space in the world for me to fit in comfortably everywhere. Unless I stop fretting and realize I only must deal with right here, right now. Everything is o.k. now. No reason to think that if I remain vigilant, something may go awry.

    But it always does.

    This makes us realize we are not God.

    We fret that there is no God, when we realize we are not God.

    But God has already told us that He is that He is. ''I am that I am".

   That's the whole point and I don't think even  God understands that, because why would He even think about it? It would be like a fish thinking about the nature of water.

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Comment by JMac1949 Today on August 30, 2015 at 4:04pm

If fish are capable of the most rudimentary thought then any fish flopping around on the deck of a boat is thinking about the nature of water.  Perhaps when it comes to religion and ontology, like fish on the deck, we're all drowning in hot air. ;-)

Comment by James Mark Emmerling on August 30, 2015 at 4:09pm

good analogy,. for to take Being as a subject is to take Man Himself out of Being in order to observe it.

But the observer cannot observe what observes.

He can make pretensions to, hence the hot air I guess.

Comment by Lois Wickstrom on August 30, 2015 at 4:27pm

I think we're all taught from a young age that being right is important.  But so is discovering something new.  We can't have both at the same time.  Is that what scares us?

Comment by JMac1949 Today on August 30, 2015 at 4:41pm

Sushi ;-D

Comment by James Mark Emmerling on August 30, 2015 at 4:46pm

lois the mystery of truth reaches out and draws us in as children. we want to explore.

we are told it is good to explore.

so far no fear.

it comes in when we find that what we know is not known by others who claim to know

them who claim to know the most say that knowing is impossible

there are only probablilites that is all we can say for sure.

we are delivered up t o an impassive external god, probablility.

Comment by James Mark Emmerling on August 30, 2015 at 4:47pm

jmac sushi is raw. it is the best analogy I can think of for the ego trying to eat itself up,

consume itself,

make it nourish the real face behind the face.

Comment by Margaret Feike on August 30, 2015 at 5:19pm

Um honey, this is a very good post but I think Popeye said this first: ''I am that I am".

Comment by Margaret Feike on August 30, 2015 at 5:19pm

My favorite quote by God as you know is this:

Be still and know that I am God.

Comment by James Mark Emmerling on August 30, 2015 at 5:21pm

no god said it to a questioner in the bible. see kosher.

as for being still, good goddamn luck you adhd nutcase I love ya though.

Comment by koshersalaami on August 30, 2015 at 5:21pm
The observer cannot observe what observes

Unless the observer has a mirror

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