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  1. Very good Ali…encouraging perspective here and as always very dear to the heart from your heart! Isn’t it a worthy goal to be free from the opinions of others of what they think of us and perhaps even our own opinions of ourselves? An old term I recall of how others want to always pigeonhole or set an opinion of one person or another sort of prejudge them and maybe put that person in some category when they each are really unique no two are exactly the same; not carbon copies or close facsimiles.

    We live in a material world where people are prone to measure a person’s worth or worthiness based on scholastic achievement or social status, how much wealth or property they possess yet are these the things that make up or constitute what a person really is?

    You know how they say you can’t take it with you, well I know that is absolutely true so what does any of this material stuff with us running to and fro in it really add up to? As my dad always said not a hill of beans because in the end we are spiritual immortal souls each one a special child of God’s and its where we are going when this life in these bodies ends that matters and that is all that matters because this is all like smoke and mirrors or a magicians trick, but, yet so many people invest all of their time and energy to things of the world or “Ways of the World” which basically does pigeonhole them as being quite foolish and temporal as in temporary and like vapor lacking any real substance or larger purpose!

    Albert Einstein wasn’t a theologian but to some a very theoretical minded person but no kibitzer for sure so he didn’t do so much extraneous talking and writing like I do but when he said those few things about life and philosophy he did appear to have had a grasp on this reality we must live in for a time; better than most!

    I want to leave something I find very insightful by a man we all know was a remarkably brilliant person who I think even though his head was immersed in the world of science and theories he had a keen insight into God’s presence and reality like few people can achieve with our limiting cognitive faculties.; and his respect and love of God was present and genuine; therefore we can say God will judge accordingly, I know for myself Einstein was a good and respectful soul in this world, so I do wish him well. What follows I was writing about back at this mentioned date.
    Sunday, May 03, 2009

    Einstein on Self and the Mystical

    “A human being is part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. We experience ourselves, our thoughts and feelings as something separate from the rest. A kind of optical delusion of consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from the prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. The true value of a human being is determined by the measure and the sense in which they have obtained liberation from the self. We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if humanity is to survive.”
    -Albert Einstein, 1954

    “The most beautiful and most profound experience is the sensation of the mystical. It is the sower of all true science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead. To know that what is impenetrable to us really exists, manifesting itself as the highest wisdom and the most radiant beauty which our dull faculties can comprehend only in their primitive forms – this knowledge, this feeling is at the centre of true religiousness.”
    -Albert Einstein – “The Merging of Spirit and Science”

    This man the father of physics had said a few great one liners but two that stand out are these. He referred to God as the “Old One.” He speaking to other physicists was known to have said during a discussion about the Big Bang Theory in which one scientist said that with enough random events occurring in this pre-millisecond before it happened eureka the right combination occurred; Einstein just plainly said; “God doesn’t roll dice.”

    So I hope I didn’t complicate matters too much though I have a feeling I should stimulate many good thoughts and give more clarity to our God being there always which to me is saying the Lord; “He has the whole wide world in His hands!” Faith is what we have to muster; in Him!

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    Amen.

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