Monday, January 30, 2012

Brian’s Reflection: Tuesday, January 31, 2012

A life is either all spiritual or not spiritual at all.
No [one] can serve two masters.
Your life is shaped by the end you live for.
You are made in the image of what you desire.

Thomas Merton, Trappist monk, author;
he was born on this date, 1915

I agree. Life is a Whole, not a bunch of unrelated compartments that can be conveniently shut off from one another when Wholeness becomes too tough or too inconvenient. Though, it can certainly BE the latter if we choose it to be….. and you end up with a really messy Life.

At some point, we have to decide: Are we an integral part of the Universe, sharing in the Universal Mind and Spirit, or are we outside it all, pretentiously … and futilely … seeking to control it all. There is only one Master to serve if we are to get Life right: Unity with all things. We each have a body, but this too is part and parcel of being bound into the essential “spiritual” reality.

What do you ‘live for”? What do you desire? And what does your Life look like to others?

We are shaped, in all dimensions, “by the end you live for”.

We must Choose Carefully. Bad choices affect our destiny, and slowly destroy the Human Community.


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