The mind, once expanded to the dimensions of larger ideas, never returns to its original size.” -Oliver Wendell Holmes
A presence, a source a consciousness, an all-encompassing energy which pervades everything in the Universe. The individual and the Universal are one. Thought evokes this energy and only through thought can we connect with the great essence of the Universe within in order to manifest that which we desire without.
- Dharma (as the perennially fixed set of natural laws governing causation) presents the structure of rules which if understood correctly leads to natural or skillful action (dharma or kusala kamma) or if not understood and contravened leads to unskillful action (adharma or akusala kamma) with unfortunate consequences.
I have long-held the belief that we are all children of the stars, born into the cradle of Mother Earth and protected by the Universal Father. I do not subscribe to the beliefs I have found in most forms of organized religion because of their limiting beliefs.
I have always been very curious however that one religious group can define themselves as the one and only way to connect with the creator. Although I do not consider myself a student of religion my rational mind has to ask, why your beliefs? why not theirs? what makes yours the one and only? I have always felt that something was missing and lost in the translation over so many millennium.
I do not have the answer to these questions today, however I am leaning to ask more questions of myself daily and through this process will come to my own conclusions eventually as everyone has that right. This exercise is most definitely causing my subconscious mind to be more open and become aware of this Universal energy more than any other time in my life.