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“I am the way, and the truth, and the life.” Jesus Christ

“Jesus speaks of the inner 'I am'; the essence identity of every man and woman—every life form, in fact. He speaks of the life that you are. Some Christian mystics have called it the 'Christ within'. Buddhists call it your 'Buddha nature'. For Hindus, it is 'Atman', the indwelling God. When you are in touch with that dimension within yourself—and being in touch with it is your natural state, not some miraculous achievement—all your actions and relationships will reflect the oneness with all life that you sense deep within. This is love.” - Eckhart Tolle

Spiritual knowing transcends words, and the way this works is that different words start to mean the same thing. I understand the following words to all mean the same thing: love, life, I am, freedom, truth, consciousness, presence, spirit, soul, God, being, and many more words that are all one with the light—and are experienced as one joyful, peaceful state.

Then there are other words that all mean the same thing: the ego, the devil, fear, guilt, shame, sin, anger, pride, greed, destruction, sickness, suffering, death, and so many more words that are all different dimensions of darkness. These words are experienced as different things, as if you are stumbling around in the darkness, bruising yourself on different objects and feeling different pains—always lost and unable to find the way. This is what some people call “life”, but it isn’t life. It is confusion.

All the darkness can be undone by simply choosing only light. But make any of the concepts of confusion real, and the illusion will seem real to you.

“Laws, commandments, rules, and regulations are necessary for those who are cut off from who they are—the truth within. They prevent the worst excesses of the ego; and often they don’t even do that. 'Love, and do what you will,' said St. Augustine. Words cannot get much closer to the truth than that.”

“You are the truth. If you look for it elsewhere, you will be deceived every time.”  All quotes from A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle. Go within and trust. We continue tomorrow and each day after that.

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