Tag: Ego

Knowing God

If God is spirit, then surely God is beyond the reach of ego and the five senses of Sight, Sound, Smell, Taste, and Touch. I cannot know God in the conventional way of ‘knowing’. God can only be experienced and unveiled in me as God. This is the […]

Hunger for meaning

Over the next few weeks I will share quotes from Writers whose words have influenced my journey in recent years. Richard Rohr is one of such. These words jumped up from the book at me, not to teach me something new, but rather to confirm something I had […]

Perspective

There is nothing new under the sun. Yet we are so easily seduced into believing that our problems are unique and insurmountable. We become so easily caught up in the stories we tell ourselves.Naively, we rely on the information from our physical senses of sight, sound, smell, taste, […]

No drama

I choice to note, but not heed my own drama. Like most adults, I come pre-packaged with conditioned thinking and thought patterns. My choice is to not heed the drama and baggage that accompanies my conditioned thinking and thought patterns. However, I have found that it is a […]

Seeing the unseen

Father, I trust you and I trust my identity and position in you. I refuse to draw conclusions or inference or reference from my thought patterns and perceptions. I am learning to not place my trust in the transient, but instead to wait upon the warmth of your […]

Love is a death sentence

This journey started with a strong sense of myself, a strong sense of my calling, my passion and desire for God, for meaning and for purpose. Alas, what I found was a death sentence!Little ‘me’, ‘my’, ‘I’ was denied and allowed to die. Like a ship that sets […]

Unannounced guests

Understanding the nature of the relationship between me and my thoughts, has been very liberating indeed. NEGATIVE THOUGHTS,LIKE SOME GUESTS,DO MAKE UNANNOUNCED VISITS.BUT I DON’T HAVE TO ENTERTAIN THEM. Thoughts come barging in unannounced. They emerge and occur in my conscious mind. They feel very much like my […]

Mission impossible

Much effort and energy has been spent, trying to reform the ego.Much time has been spent, waiting on the ego to ‘get it’ I wanted ego to see and align with what I know to be true,I wanted ego to align with what I know to be real. […]

When betrayal is good

Judas Iscariot has gone down in infamy as the ultimate betrayer, thanks to Christian tradition and gospel accounts, Apparently, he sold out Jesus by giving up his location to the authorities for 30 pieces of silver. The close friend and confidant who had shared meals with Jesus from […]

Truth known, not spoken.

When I was younger, I relished the debate.I would gleefully jump into the fray.Keen to make or prove my point, Eager to show or prove the errors of their ways or beliefs, I would verbally wrestle and reason with acquaintances, friends and family. I am older and hopefully […]

Conflicted

“I believe; help my unbelief!” Mark 9:24 The real and authentic me sees, knows and believes the truth. Yet it seems I live daily with the tug of war between what I know to be true, and what I experience via the 5 senses (smell, touch, hearing, sight […]

The last enemy

They say death is the last enemy to be vanquished. I say FEAR is the last enemy. Show me a man or woman who has expelled fear in all its guises from their life, and I will show you a person free as a bird soaring high and […]

Back to basics

I am a construct. When I can deconstruct that construct, then will I find myself, my power; there I will find God. JONATHAN – afishoutofwater.blog Like a man wearing several layers of clothing that become a weight and a burden, I have acquired a lifetime of stored labels, […]

Feelings lie

My feelings and emotions can be very strong and real in the moment that I experience them. However, though very real indeed, often these feelings are not truthful. Feelings lie. I should know. I have been led halfway up the garden path and abandoned by them, more times […]