“The eye through which I see God is the same eye through which God sees me; my eye and God's eye are one eye, one seeing, one knowing, one love.”
― Meister Eckhart, Sermons of Meister Eckhart
Good morning from a blustery and very wet Devon.
The coffee is poured and I'm listening to Goldmund.
I feel blessed — truly.
As to the rubric, well, like so much of my writing, the Gods spoke to me at about 2.20am, as I lay awake waiting for the sudden alertness and awareness to pass and for me to go back to sleep.
"You are not a human being having a spiritual experience or even a spiritual being having a human experience (attributed to Pierre Teilhard de Chardin), you are a human being living separate and apart from everyone and everything else, including (or so it seems) yourself — i.e. true self."
Oh, you clever boy.
But think about it: if we didn't see nature, the earth or the planet as ours (i.e. we're the Crown of Creation), we wouldn't, as we are right now, be quite so inclined to foul our own nests, less still live separate and apart from every living or animate thing.
Now, of course, I can't speak for all 7.594 billion people — there are, I'm sure, exceptions! — but since when did we think we'd get away with pillaging the planet and her resources with such abandon and not have to pay a very, and I mean , heavy price?
Never I'd say.
And we will — dear god — pay, in the end, the ultimate price.
You're so, so depressing!
Am I, really?( Collapse )