a few more things i know

to add to the few things i know that i posted yesterday:

  • “Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.” – dalai lama
  • God (or whatever name you choose) is what makes everything everything.
  • Every prayer is answered. But sometimes the answer is “no.”

Author: stephen

stephen harris is a writer, painter and a photographer who lives with his family in maine.

2 thoughts on “a few more things i know”

  1. I like to think that we make everything everything. Being that consciousness is interpreted sensory input, reality is what we make it. The reality of a God is construct of the biological attraction to genesis in all its forms. What if there were no biological life forms as was true for most of the existence of the universe? Would there still be a God or Gods. I’m afraid that we are on our own and ultimately responsible for our survival or demise. The Buddha was one of the first to suggest that God resides within at an unconscious or pre-conscious level. To debate the existence of God (or whatever) is to miss the point. From a therapist’s point of view consciousness is a construct of the rational functions of the mind triggering an emotional response which then directs our behavior. So, if believing that God makes everything everything makes you feel better and leads you to acting in a more ethically, loving, peaceful manner then I have no problem with it but it does defer responsibility to external forces when, in fact, we are the determinant factor. That’s kind of scary but what I think the Buddha was driving at. Let go of the fear and the power of the universe is at your fingertips. You are alone and yet all of creation is within you.

    Thanks for letting me post this and thanks for sharing your own thoughts, Stephen.

    1. well, whatever you want to call it, and wherever you want to place it, internally or externally, i believe there has to be some ordering force – be it an external cosmic force or within your own consciousness, that’s an argument which is first of all endless and subjective, and ultimately, doesn’t really matter. maybe it is my consciousness that “makes everything everything,” or yours, or maybe there is some force greater than me and external of me of which i am a part. either way, everything is everything.

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