Though I need to re-read that a bit, I do think that remembering the phrase “when you need it” is most important in my case , especially regarding self-worth.
The definition of “connectedness“ is an ongoing study.…"
"...my expression of (unmediated as well as mediated)
Your question and concern is legitimate and warranted. My testimony to the witness of being drawn out of the reflective nature to guide and inform human relations inevitably and…"
Would it be helpful to distinguish the function of language of expressing experience from its function to reflect on it (e.g. in order to analyse and evaluate it)? Could we then distinguish 'languages' that…"
Thanks for sharing. Glad to have been of help.
Does "connectedness of all and everything" work for you as description of the source of that 'inward Light' (those 'waves')? Could 'awareness of that…"
"(Having not yet read the comment by Keith, this replies to Wim above.)
I appreciate your helpful question. My psychological make-up has from childhood been very gloomy. My response to life is closed eyes (literally, as a child) or to avoid and…"
Your observation that I think we need both reflection and direct inspiration is significant to me. Equally as significant is your question prefaced by the observation that: I employ both 'reflective languages'…"
Do you experience only/mainly depravity in your environment?? Where -in your experience/understanding- does that 'inward Light' originate? (If you can tell; I can't.)
With f&Friendly greetings,
"Hello Wim -
This reply to Keith echoes my most recent conundrum:
Supposing one learns to sense the Inward Light as put forth in the examples of some who, honestly, reflect the extreme heights of spirituality.
It seems clear that the contrast with…"
Thanks for your response. Thanks for your testimony.
It is a little hard for me to understand it, partly because English is not my mother tongue, partly because of grammatical imprecision and some mistakes in your writing. I noted that…"
Through the eternal power and presence of the immanent spirit of Jesus Christ in my conscience, it is discovered to me a different way than (and brought me off) the reflective process to guide and inform human relations and interactions. Jesus…"
Thanks for your reflections!
What about "He made the Church visible to us, the body of Christ"? I'll leave it open whether that implies (for you) 'avoiding enmeshment in institutionalised religion', 'working…"
"Recently, a middle-aged man who grew up nearby died, "suddenly" I guess. He had three young daughters. No wife was mentioned in his obituary. The essay mentioned several of his favorite activities but said nothing about…"
"Reading Wim's paper makes me realize my "personal distance" from churches, including the ones I have belonged to. Am I a stand-alone Christian? NO! But I am one who is reluctant to become enmeshed in the workings of…"