1 John 2:15-17:
15 Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16 For all that is in the world–the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride in possessions–is not from the Father but is from the world. 17 And the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever.
The world vs. God/Source (temporary/changing vs. permanent/eternal)…how does John’s biblical teaching apply to what we call our spiritual journey? What is it we are to discover, some would say “remember”?
Are the things of the world valid? To what use must they be put? Are they but a “reflection” of our own thoughts? How are we to view all worldly things? Do all things/actions spring from the mind of ego that harnesses us to them, blinding us to our Reality?
When awakened, will we know the world for what it is…a human-made thought form, which we dream as we sleep?
i am delighted to have such stirring dialogue submitted by such worthy ones who not only speak from their own experiences, but also excavate those experiences to find and share the deepest truths they have found at this time. All such ongoing discussion allows openings/cracks to occur so that the subtle Voice of Source may be heard amidst the outer cacophany of these lives we lead. Thank you for diving deeper, below the surface of “passed down” wisdom.
Duality brings desires of the flesh, desires of the eyes, and pride in possessions…?
1 John 2:15-17: