It is interesting, how in our society, we can have a common experience with such varied perspective. The far left and the far right are so sure their perspective is correct that they are willing to exterminate each other. Perspective, according to Dictionary.com is the state of one’s ideas, the facts known to one, etc., in having a meaningful interrelationship. We must remember that in Zen Buddhism, it is said, “You don’t see the world as it is; you see it as you are.” I am guided by filters. The truth is that once we move away from our living in automatic we open ourselves to new information that will move us to the truth instead of our truth.
God isn’t a past experience or a future experience so we must not live in either of these perspectives. We must live in the now, open to spiritual inspiration. We cannot have a perception and allow ourselves to be guided by God. All my truths have allowed God’s generosity to bring me to my present and if I want to stay open to God’s grace I must live my truth, while staying open to new truth. It is faith in a power greater than myself that keeps me from relying on my own understanding. My past life, prior to finding my current relationship with my God, is a testament to my life and will in self-will.
My perspective today is based on a conception of God so large that it includes religion, science, history and most of all intuition. I continue to research all information that crosses my path. I do not look for God I try to gain perspective through my own experience, strength and hope. I have been blessed with a life that came to me. I used ideas, dreams, goals, wins, losses, success & failure to guide me toward my ideal life. God is constantly helping to mold my perspective and can only do it with my voluntary surrender. It is through surrender that my life has become great and not through any greatness on my part. If you want to gain new perspective remember…
Your Life is PERFECT!!!
Dr. Randolph Ek, Mpsy.D.