Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Jesus versus the Secret

There are hundreds of paths up the mountain, all leading to the same place, so it doesn't matter which path you take. The only person wasting time is the one who runs around the mountain telling everyone that his or her path is wrong. (Hindu proverb)

Jesus once said, find your Father first and all that will be given to you. He certainly discovered a path to God and I consider myself a living example of that insight. Yet, there was also Sri Ramakrishna's observation - the enlightened mystic of 19th century India - who once remarked that religion is not for the poor. People first have to eat before they can look for God. 

Most of us are well-fed today, but there may still be a dimension in our life where we feel dissatisfied. Why don't we find abundance first before we intensify our spiritual mission? Everyone has this power. The Secret is out; we can manifest whatever we wish with the help of the Law of Attraction. So maybe the Way is to overcome once's notion of scarcity first and then find God amidst all the abundance. There is no wrong or right, many paths lead to Rome. Let's find the one that works for you!

Every path is only a starting point, a higher Power will take you to your desired destination from there. The Secret by itself won't make you happy. True happiness, peace and power can only be found outside of the ego realm. Yet, the spiritual path without the Secret may entail a repression of authentic desires that always haunts you at a later stage. As said, there is no right or wrong; there is only the Way - you decide on the first steps, the higher Power will do the rest for you.

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