Brian’s Reflection: Wednesday, September 1, 2010
The best mind-altering drug is the truth.
Lily Tomlin, comedienne; she was born
on this date, 1939
Not much to say ….. but plenty to think about for the day. Mind-altering drugs open us up, break open doors to “secret gardens”, invite us to places that we would generally rather avoid because they will demand that we change and evolve ….. which most of the human race both fears and mistrusts. “Rather the devil we know that the devil we don’t”.
The Great Teachers of the ages make it perfectly clear that in order to advance into our elegant Humanity we must change and grow and be transfigured. By Mystery, which many call “God”. Sometimes by the slow dripping of water. Sometimes by Fire.
I have had several instances in my Life when I have been “shown the truth” ….. and it definitely “altered my mind”. Sometimes it was like being hit with a hammer. Sometimes it took awhile, like rivers cutting canyons. It all depends on how receptive we are ….. and that depends on our practical teachers in the development of the heart, mind, and spirit. Our inability to “pay attention”, to be attuned to Reality and Truth as it is ministered to us, is directly proportional to our evolution into the higher levels of Being.
“What is Truth”, said Pilate to Jesus. And therein lies our Life’s work: to know that which will set us free.
Lily also said the following – offered in honour of the wonderful humour she has regaled us with for so many years! But don’t read it if you have a streak of prudishness! (scroll down, lest there be young or squeamish minds reading this). She may have hit the nail on the head, and proved the compassion of Evolution!
We have reason to believe that man first walked upright to free his hands for masturbation.