THE WAY

Have you ever contemplated the meaning of “the way”?  We go this way, then that way, but way is the right way?    Religions have  their way  but is that the right way for you. Religions teach and preach their beliefs,  have a set of rules and and culture providing a traffic 2foundation. But like eating a limited variety of food, you have to ask ” am I getting all the life nutrients  I need to grow?  Like different beliefs systems,  religions have different names for God,  and many use images to reflective-traffic-signs-wrong-way-l7615-lg“represent” God in icons for art or for worship. But do they really have a different message or is it just man interpretation carried over year after year, distorting the truth, not intentionally,  but it is just the human way.

Richard Hooper Book, “The Parallel Sayings”  may provide some insight.

In the Dialogue of the Savior, Judas asked Jesus, “How do we find the Way?” Jesus answered, “By developing love and compassion.”

In the Bhagavad Gita, Krishna said, “those who find the way are those who have love and forgiveness in their hearts.”

Buddha said  in the Dhammapada,  “No one can understand the Way unless they have pure hearts”

In the Tao Te Ching, Lao Tzu said, “The perfect man is one whose sins are forgiven. He becomes one with the Way.

children-1879907_1280-600x400We are spiritual beings  with a divine spark within us wanting to find the way home.  The Way is for each of us to  seek and discover.  You may ask for directions, or read ancient texts,  or belong to a religion,  there is no right or wrong way.   As long as there is love,  compassion gratitude, and appreciate in your heart , there will always be kindness and service to others. One would have to believe that is a good beginning.

 

 

 

 

Our Life Journey

Consider that when we are born, we are being sent to school for a lifetime of learning. We have no memory of our past and through our culture, education, media and religious systems we are molded into what we are today. We have questions about God, about where did we come from, what we are doing here and where we are going. With a divine spark within us, our soul, spirit, the essence of our being,  we are on a life long journey seeking the truth. It is your journey and your journey alone. Our ancestors, with different cultures, religions, and beliefs have left behind their ideas, concepts and sacred texts. old people

With an open mind and understanding that these ancient texts have been translated into many different languages and copied over and over by scribes, the message may have not be conveyed as intended. Let your higher self and love be your guide.

Jesus said in the Gospel of Thomas, which was omitted from the New Testament, “If those who lead you say to you, ‘See, the kingdom is in the sky,’ then the birds of the sky will precede you. If they say to you, ‘It is in the sea,’ then the fish will precede you. Rather, the kingdom is inside of you, and it is outside of you. When you come to know yourselves, then you will become known, and you will realize that it is you who are the sons of the living father. But if you will not know yourselves, you dwell in poverty and it is you who are that poverty.”

That is just one of many texts that are at your fingertips to  explore. The Dao De Jing , Buddha, The Nag Hammadi LibraryHindu, The Master file and The Law of One just to name a few.  It is your path and the best teacher is yourself. Follow your instincts. Incorporate daily meditation/pray20160729_163016_104630_back-to-school-kids-wcteer in your life. Look deep within and learn about yourself.  You have all the answers.

Consider death as going home after school and learning whether you passed or failed. Consider, a failing grade may result in a redo.  Reborned without a memory of what you have learned and you get to do it all over again.