Tuesday, November 8, 2016

SPIRITUAL EXPLORATIONS – 317

This is the daily exploration for Saturday, November 12, 2016.

+ We are called to create and enjoy a realm of compassion, peace, justice and sustainable abundance for all.

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Too much information running through my brain
Too much information driving me insane
Too much information running through my brain
Too much information driving me insane
-- Sting  
Hear this song by The Police at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUwd737mioM

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The endless cycle of idea and action,
Endless invention, endless experiment,
Brings knowledge of motion, but not of stillness;
Knowledge of speech, but not of silence;
Knowledge of words, and ignorance of the Word.
All our knowledge brings us nearer to our ignorance,
All our ignorance brings us nearer to death,
But nearness to death no nearer to GOD.
Where is the Life we have lost in living?
Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge?
Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?
This is an excerpt from the first paragraph of The Rock by T. S. Eliot

+ With this emphasis on stillness and silence, we are reminded of where we began this exploration many moons ago.  Wisdom is a heavenly attribute which we can achieve as we keep working the 12 Spiritual Practices. Balance is needed.  We need to know stillness and motion.  We need to know speech and silence.  We need to know community and solitude.  We need to know that wisdom is directly connected to the practice of simplicity

Too much information is definitely driving us insane.  We need to increase stillness, silence, solitude, simplicity in our lives for balance, for health, for creating the sustainable abundance we need on our planet.  Wisdom is a heavenly gift we all possess.  There is no limit to what we can do with this gift.  Let me say it again: Balance is needed.    

+ I would love it if you offered a guest post.  And, I have work to do on the Abundancetrek Wisdom page.  Maybe you can help.  Send an email with the subject “Wisdom” or “Heavenly Attributes” or “Guest Post” to John@abundancetrek.com.

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