“We are led to Believe a Lie
When we see not Thro the Eye
Which was Born in a Night to perish in a Night
When the Soul Slept in Beams of Light
God Appears & God is Light
To those poor Souls who dwell in Night
But does a Human Form Display
To those who Dwell in Realms of day“
-Auguries of Innocence (William Blake)
I used to spend my life searching for spiritual experiences. Wherever I looked in the physical world, I saw the deep separation between God and man. I longed for the touch of divinity in a life that I perceived as earthly and mundane. I saw that the untamed human nature was selfish and proud, made mellower by brief encounters with divinity. I saw that everything in this world was impermanent and longed to find lasting joy and peace in another world. I lamented the spiritual void in physical life – the lost minutes and seconds lived without greater meaning and interpretation.
The truth is, God is not in another world, perceivable only in glimpses through fleeting moments of epiphany. In the dark night of the soul, I found my own light and it illuminated the truth. This world already holds all the love we ever need to find – we must give up all the worlds except the one to which we belong. The physical life is itself a spiritual experience, for without it we will never be able to come close to the true nature of God. Every minute aspect of human experience is a microcosm of the unfolding of the macrocosm of the universe. Ultimately, we are not human beings seeking a spiritual experience but spiritual beings having a human experience. Human experience is a gift from divinity.
p.s. Leave a comment if this resonated with you. I love to hear your stories!
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A very powerful observation: “Beyond the mind, there is a deeper level of knowing that transcends language and concepts. This…
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Enjoyed this and so agree that it is with the soul we truly understand and that the mind is distraction…
Beautifully written and very thought provoking
Enjoyed reading this very much! The thing is, we CAN cleanse the doors of perception. That’s what spiritual practice is…
What a beautiful post – completely resonates with me and I love your writing! Thank-you and have a beautiful day!
I love the sentence “To see through the eyes of God is to look with innocence into the unalloyed essence…