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Gnosis:  self knowledge is knowledge of God.

In the Gospel of Thomas there is a saying attributed to Jesus – “If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you.  If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you.”   Ignorance, not sin, is what involves a person in suffering.  The human psyche bears within itself the potential for liberation or destruction.

“The Kingdom is inside of you” it says in Matthew.  “When you come to know yourself, then you will be known, and you will realize that you are the sons of the living Father.”

Such insight comes gradually, through effort.

Montaigne in the 1500s never ceased to recognize the absurdity of man, “the investigator without knowledge, the magistrate without jurisdiction, and all in all, the fool of the farce.” 

He felt our pleasures were “virtually nothing but wind: alas we are all wind.”  However, he believed this must lead us to accept, not to reject, ourselves.  “We must learn that pleasure and pain are interdependent, receive them contentedly, and harmonize them.  A grateful acceptance of human nature and human life on their own terms is the key to our greatest achievement and appropriate living:  … Our great and glorious masterpiece is to live appropriately.”  It is the key to wisdom and happiness.

No matter what situations life throws at you …

No matter how long and treacherous your journey may seem …

Remember there is light at the end of the tunnel.

 

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–   and remember too how important laughter is in the journey.

Everyone must find their own meaning.  For some, it’s simple.  For many, it’s elusive.

We’re all on the journey through life.  We come, we go, we travel alone – but sharing with others is important.  Love involves others and relationships, giving and taking, learning and teaching.  Some are on such different paths that there may never be a meeting of the minds.  Others are kindred spirits, and opening up and sharing with them is one of the greatest treasures of our journey.
This blog is intended for the “searchers,” who are in a constant quest for the meaning of life and their place in this world we share for a brief time.  It is for searchers who often realize that there may not be an answer or end to this quest, who understand that such meaning may be beyond our human capacity to grasp, but who still press on with commitment and devotion to the journey.
It is hoped that you will join in the exchange of ideas, thoughts and observations.  In so doing, may it add to each of our lives and give us comfort that we do not travel this road alone.

We’re all on the journey through life.  We come, we go, we travel alone – but sharing with others is important.  Love involves others and relationships, giving and taking, learning and teaching.  Some are on such different paths that there may never be a meeting of the minds.  Others are kindred spirits, and opening up and sharing with them is one of the greatest treasures of our journey.

This blog is intended for the “searchers,” who are in a constant quest for the meaning of life and their place in this world we share for a brief time.  It is for searchers who often realize that there may not be an answer or end to this quest, who understand that such meaning may be beyond our human capacity to grasp, but who still press on with commitment and devotion to the journey.

It is hoped that you will join in the exchange of ideas, thoughts and observations.  In so doing, may it add to each of our lives and give us comfort that we do not travel this road alone.