Monday, November 14, 2016

SPIRITUAL EXPLORATIONS – 323

This is the daily exploration for Friday, November 18, 2016.


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

+ At the heart of beauty is the union of spirit and matter. Spirit: the ineffable, ungraspable quality that brings something alive. Beauty: a unity beyond rational apprehension, a whole greater than the sum of its parts, a lens or a window that offers a glimpse of a greater dimension of reality, one that brings us closer to the source of being.

+ Blessed be you, mighty matter, irresistible march of evolution, reality ever newborn; you who, by constantly shattering our mental categories, force us to go ever further and further in our pursuit of the truth.
-- Pierre Teilhard de Chardin in Hymn of the Universe

+ Each element of the cosmos is woven positively from all the others. It is impossible to cut into this network, to isolate a piece of it, without all of its borders fraying and coming undone. The universe holds together by the whole of itself, and the only one possible way to consider it... is to take it as a whole.
-- Pierre Teilhard de Chardin in The Human Phenomenon

+ Perhaps no one has contributed to our understanding of how spirit and matter are beautifully connected than Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.  Evolution itself is such a beautiful thing.  You only have to consider yourself.  How wonderful, how beautiful, you are and so is every other person, every other creature, every cell, every atom, every quark everywhere.  

+ Spirituality & Practice offers plenty of resources on the spiritual practice of Beauty. Also, there is an S&P Twelves Gallery of memes on Beauty.

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

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