Sometimes you find God in the flames of Hell
In order to expand our understanding we need to embrace what we don’t understand. We have to look outside of what we know to know what we don’t know.
When we define something, we put a period behind it. Which lets us think we know what ever that something is. We then tend to defend what we think we know when ever something or someone contradicts it.
We create words like good and bad that are the period or the understanding we think something in. That knowing something in a concept of good and bad creates walls of thought we live in. They create a cage that we live in thinking we understand what we never can.
It is necessary for us to let go of that understanding that gives us a perception of good and bad in order to free us of the thinking that controls us.
That means we have to be willing to let go of those perceptions of thought to overcome or walk through our perception of life to know something that we don’t know.
Sometimes that is simple and sometimes that can appear as tragic to us.
So the deeper that sense of thought in a idea of good or bad is engrained in us, the more difficult it is to over come it. We need to see our life in a objective way which allows us to see how our thinking creates the cage of our understanding.
When good and bad are ambiguous to us. We then can see the emotions that are created by what we think in a way that doesn’t control us. We over come our emotions and are not directed by them or the thought that creates them. That isn’t as simple as it sounds. Our emotions speak to us in a myriad of ways that we don’t recognize.
The goal of this book is help you to see what you often overlook. That means that you need to be willing to let go of what you think.
That letting go frees us of the fear we live in.
“The enemy is fear, we think it is hate, but it is fear” Gahndi
I would like to both thank and recommend someone’s writing to you. If you are drawn to this and reading it now then I know you have a struggle inside you that is calling to you in way that words are hard to find.
I believe everything happens for a reason. I say that because believing that has made me look into life in a way without walls of what I think to distract me. When I’m not distracted by what I think I hear, I hear what I never heard before. I once heard it said that God speaks in a whisper. I realize now that if I want to hear that whisper I need to subdue the thoughts of my cluttered mind.
I heard it said that we don’t pick a good book to read, it picks us.
I was on a trip to New York a few years back and I saw a book written by Victor Frankl. For some reason I was not interested in the book but instead the author. I don’t like calling it a voice as words don’t do it justice but something guided me to the section of the store that had other books by the author and as soon as I saw “Mans Search For Meaning” I knew that was what was meant for me to read.
I strongly suggest if you are reading this that you read that book. Victor is someone I wish I had the chance to know personally and so will you after reading his work. Dr Frankl is a well regarded psychiatrist and counterpart to Sigmund Freud. He survived the Nazi concentration camps and during that time he developed a treatment known as Logotherapy to help man over come there struggle by giving meaning to there life. His had famous quote “He who has a Why can bear any How”. That Why is finding a meaning in our life to over come our life.
In Deepak Chopra’s book The Seven Spiritual Laws of success, he states that everyone has something special about them that they do better then anyone else.
I’m not to sure of what that is in me but looking for it in my struggle has enabled me to find more in me then I ever could outside of me. I can see how the vastness of the universe outside of us is also inside of us and when we discover that we realize a treasure that has no limit.
To paraphrase Dr Frankl, suffering for its own sake is masochistic. Looking into our suffering though offers us a light to see what we never could before.
I see that suffering as our cross to bear. We can not choose our own cross. The cross chooses us and when it does it calls to us from our fear and our mind wants to push it away. The more we push it away the louder and bigger that cross becomes. I urge you to embrace your cross and as you do you will find the key to a kingdom inside you never knew existed.
“Most people are looking for riches in the world and don’t realize they are sitting on a treasure chest” Eckhart Tollr
Double Vision is about finding another way to look at life then the one most of us think it in. That thought that is felt in a emotion of good and bad.
Instead of looking at life in a seesaw of those emotions we can brake that cyclic behavior by embracing life as it is and learn from it as it is and not as we think it is.
When we are able to overcome our fear and look into life regardless of how it presents itself to us, good and bad no longer exist. Everything is teaching us and a peace that can not be understood embraces us with a courage we have never known. That courage is built from the faith in life and not from our ego or our thoughts. We can and eventually will intuitively now that something vastly more then us is guiding us. Knowing how to let go of fear and let that intelligence of life guide us is the lesson of life. Life is looking to teach us and this book is one of many facets of life looking to help us let go and be something more then we could ever know.
Double Vision besides being the name of this book is a analogy of how to see life outside of how it appears. Nothing in life is as it seems. When we know that from a place down deep inside us we can see life from a completely different perspective. That perspective allows us to see the one of creation in everything and words used to describe Jesus Christ, Buddha, Mohammed and even contemporary visionaries like Gandhi, the Pope, and famous leaders who looked to bring us together as people instead of divide us by nations, religions and beliefs all have that “one” in common beneath the surface of the words they speak. When you see that in one way you see it in more ways then you can ever count. That is the one I speak of and try to point at with words that can never touch it. As the one is beyond a understanding. It is “what is” and “what is” is everything. We can never know everything but when we learn to see it we see it in everything.
Nothing happens by accident and hopefully one day you will see much more in the word nothing then you can ever know. When you do see the nothing of everything you will be. To be is to be one with everything.
“You are something the whole universe is doing in the same way a wave is something the whole Ocean is doing” Alan Watts
We use words to give us a feeling that we understand. Yet often the word is a definition that makes the essence of it impossible to understand. Once we “understand” it, we create a need to defend what we think. We then put life and/or God in word as though we understand something we never can and doing so we prevent ourselves from seeing what we don’t know because we think we do know.
Nothing is understood in the same way someone else understands something. We have a vocabulary of understanding that is unique to each of us.
“All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make our world” Buddha
Even in a collective sense where people are looking to find unity there is still dissent. At its best the ability to use a word to point in a direction of implied comprehension is more unifying then asking everyone to agree on what a word means.
Comprehending this is more about realizing the limitation of our understanding. Having this awareness of our understanding and how it creates our limitations is what will allow us to let go of what we think and see what we don’t know.
Simply said, in order to overcome our perceived problem we need to let go of the understanding we have of it.
“The same mind that created the problem can not solve the problem” Einstein
Letting go of that understanding and being okay in not knowing will give us the opportunity to know what we don’t know. Creating a space to know is what we need in order to know something we don’t. That is the cornerstone of faith we embrace in letting go. Fear, how ever it presents itself to us, is the door we walk through to learn how to think differently which will change or perceived problem by giving us another way to see the problem.
“A peace that surpasses any thought or understanding will guide your heart and your mind” Jesus Christ
Our “reality”, which is our perspective is unique to all of us. How we see ourself and life is not the sane to anyone else. My reality is not the same as any others. Each is unique to oneself. We can have more in common with some but even then what we have in common with someone is still yet uncommon to the degree of scrutiny we give it.
The duality itself we each behold is unique in its content but the same in its context. The scrutiny of what we think is unique to our own duality but the context of it we have of it is the same, ie. Duality to non-duality is the same, the understanding of non-duality to duality is unique.
THE INABILITY WE CAN RECOGNIZE IN EACH OTHER TO NOT SEE REALITY IN THE SAME UNDERSTANDING CAN FREE US OF THE FIGHT WE HAVE TO BE WHAT WE CAN Not. Seeing the limitations we have is the keyhole of unlocking the conflicts we create.
Spirituality then is a misnomer if it is defined. As no one can have the same meaning of it. Some may share words in defining it but those words used in defining it have a unique meaning to each individual as it is more personally felt.
So maybe a better word to use in understanding spirituality in a communal sense is one that has a broader definition then a finite one.
If spirituality is a reflection of the ability to be close to the spirit we are and not the illusion we think, then using broad terms of awareness can be more unifying. We might then “think” of spirituality as a a way to focus our thinking. The more we can focus our mind, the more trained our mind becomes, as our mind is the vector of communication we have in comprehension. The more adaptable we are in using our mind or what we think will allow us a more purposeful way of indulging it.
I once heard Christ referred to as the greatest mental scientist that ever lived. Seeing him in that way broke down walls of thought I had in me of connecting to him and finding a path inside me to access a power with in me I had never known. When I look at anyone now through that perspective my world is changed. I can see a way to change my world from with in myself and doing so free myself of the chains I put around me.
“So often it times it happens that we live our life in chains and we never even know we have the key” The Eagles, I’m Already Gone
If meditation can be looked at as a way of clarity then it could be seen as a way to subdue the chaos of a cluttered mind. That would allow the seas of thought to settle so the intention of our thought can ripple across the consciousness of life to manifest the reality we look to create or have.
By embracing our differences instead of defending them we can look to a collective appreciation of anything. The acceptance of us all, as our own unique expression of reality can be the definition of reality. So my reality is not right or wrong as anyone else’s reality is not right or wrong. If the reality we all share is the reality we experience, then spirituality can be the ability to focus our mind on the context of reality and not the content of it. That soup so to say of our reality is the one of all of us that we might look to from our own unique contribution to it. We are individually influencing a collective appreciation of a universal consciousness.
We still can have a identity in our uniqueness but recognize its that individuality of everyone that creates the picture of reality we live in. Purposeful thinking in that awareness of both gives us the ability to focus our individual spirituality in thought and the unified identity we create that is shared.
No one individual, religion, society or nation is right or wrong. We together are what we are looking for. We are the destination together.
God is not limited to how we understand him from the limitations of our mind. We though are limited in our ability to understand God from the limitations of our mind. That mind is both our Heaven and our Hell depending on how we think.
“and you will know the truth and the truth will set you free” Jesus, John 3:18
The truth is not a thought or a word. The truth is, what is. What is, is everything. It’s the nothing we don’t know.
The relinquishing of our thought to a understanding of the God of our understanding is a awareness of God that lives in everything and we find him in everything. In a thought of defending God we only defend our ego that wants to think it can know something it never can. When that concept sinks in and we see it, we then are both humbled and redeemed from our mind to the wisdom of a God that lives in everything,
I repeat myself in different ways and the same way through the book. That redundancy is attempting to show the same thing in different ways. When we see that same thing instead of knowing this and knowing that we sometimes quickly sometimes slowly come to an awareness of a reflection in life that transcends everything.
Some people do not want to look at that. They are content with what they think they know as the think that is what life is and if life is serving you a generous portion of what you think you want then you have no reason (a thought) to look at anything else.
Seeing that you can also see why our suffering can offer us the ability to let go of that thought process and look for something else. Something we don’t know.
When our ego is threatened we react with feelings that are a reflection of our ego. If our ego is not threatened then we don’t react to our ego we react to the situation or simply life, however it expresses itself to us. Attempting to over come our thoughts of who and what we are is a process of letting go of that stress in all its forms to see what life is teaching us and not be trapped in the idea of thinking we know. That is a huge mountain to climb in thought but once we let go of the idea of what we think the mountain is no longer there and what is there is a peace and beauty we can never explain with words. That peace is on the other side of our stress in how ever our stress comes to us.
Attempting to look into that fear in a way that doesn’t paralyze us but instead embracing a faith that life and not what we think is guiding us.
Taking those baby steps are what gives us the ability to through mountains of fear that have trapped us by our thoughts in a belief of what we think is good and bad.
If your reading this then you know now that a calling inside you is drawing you to this. That is the voice of something more then us that is guiding us. Being able to see this path I’m pointing to is evident of itself in you that something more than you exists.
That whisper is what lead you through your stress in all its manifestations as you quiet your mind and listen to it.
That analogy of duality in what you think is not what you see will repeat itself. Once you see it all thoughts fall. It’s like a Domino effect. You see a eternity of thought falling at once yet continually. You can get lost in any one Domino of thought falling, ie… The ego thinking itself. Then step out of the thought and see the domino or thought as infinity falling around you and a letting go you can’t explain but only Be allows you to see life in a beauty you can not ever know.
The fear, worry anxiety are all symptoms of stress and even though we have mountains of words in literature defining stress we still don’t know what it is. We simply think we do. Letting go of those thoughrs and walking into what we don’t know is overcoming the fear that creates the stress of what we enable by thinking we know. That paradox is looked at by contempt, denial, indifference and so on until we reach a point in life that we are willing to let go of the thoughts we think life in to see what we don’t know. That paradoxof our fear allowing us to overcome ourself is like the cross we all bear in life at some point and when carry that cross instead of pushing it away we are reborn to peace we can not know
What’s The Point
When we get to the point in life that we honestly ask ourselves, “what is the point”, is for many at a time of immense suffering and confusion. That place of self felt defeat were we feel empty inside regardless of how much we have on the outside and alone regardless of how many we know.
That experience of failure or defeat in the thought of who we “think” we are is a opening that can allow us the opportunity to let go of that self felt thought of identity we cling to as though we know who we are. That ability to let go of the minds desire to control and own us is the chains that hold us. So when we find ourselves in a position that we no longer want to cling to a idea of who we “think” we are. We then are able to be more then a “thought” we think. We can let go of that cage we hold ourselves in by our idea of thinking we understand who we are.
If you look at religion in a conceptual sense you can see that in practing it we find a way to let go of our thoughts and trust in something more then what we know.
The misnoma of religion is thinking we know what God is or isn’t. Whether our religion embraces the concept of God or one of no God either “thought” is a aberration as to think you can know what God is or isn’t is a fallacy of the minds ego wanting to think it can know something it never can. As the idea of knowing what God is or isn’t is something the mind can not do.
That is the fear of our “brokeness”. Our inability to think we can know what we never can. So then if we can grasp that idea conceptually which is something we can “see” more clearly then try to know, we can look at religion or the idea of God or a oneness to everything as a way to help ourselves “think” in a way that helps us and not hinders us.
The question we then would ask ourselves in life while attempting to help ourself is how can I best “think” in a way that helps me and not hurt me. The problem we find in attempting to do that is we often respond to life from a emotional level as though we believe that is serving our well being. Our emotions then tend to direct our lives. Our emotions, though, are born from our thoughts. As we think something good or bad we create a emotion that makes us feel content or uncomfortable. So it’s allowing us to not be a victim to our emotions that frees us of our thinking and allows us to live on a plain outside the thoughts we think. That in turn allows us to escape the Ferris Wheel of life that lives in a thouggt of good or bad.
“Avoiding fear, sadness or anger is not the same thing as being happy. I live my sadness every day but I don’t resent it anymore. Instead, I do it now so that the wonderful moments of joy I do find are not in order to forget, but to inhabit and enjoy for there own sake. It’s not easy. In fact I’d say it takes much more effort to consciously do then it does to just stay sad. But with all my heart, I cannot tell you how worth it it is” Zelda Williams, Robin Williams daughter.
It’s easy to “think” what that quote Zelda said means and absorb it. Which in many ways is helpful. If , though, you looked at it in a conceptual way and saw it instead of think it you would see how in looking at her thinking and her emotions and instead of being driven by them she took the empowering approach of overcoming them by not allowing her sadness to own her and find a reward in what others would see as sadness or the thought of good and bad. So her bad isn’t necessarly bad to her and her good is not sonething she thinks in conventional sense. So we in our tradgedy or failure can find a reward that far outweighs any thought of the idea of good.
“Most people are wanting to own the map in life instead of the land” Eckhart Tolle
Does life happen for a reason? Is everything happening for a purpose? Does my life have a meaning to it? How ever you answer that question with a yes or no is the answer to the question. That answer though is not sone angelic, esoteric fopa. Instead what happens when you answer that question is you either are looking for an answer to the life you live or you are simply judging it as good or bad. What happens though when you look for the answer in life regardless of how it makes you feel, you escape that mirror of existence that lives in your mind and transcend that limited experience of a thought and find the answer to the question which is not in a thought you think but instead the life you live. So as others think themselves and you in a concept of good or bad you how ever live outside that expression of reality that is a reflection of what you think or dualiry and instead embrace a relationship with life that allows you to see yourself in everything and everyone which in turn is the non duality all religion looks to share.
“In the tree by the brook, there’s a songbird who sings sometimes all of our thoughts are misgivin. Ohh it makes me wonder. There is a feeling I get when I look to the west and my spirit is crying for leaving. Ohh it makes me wonder. And it’s whispered that soon if we all call the tune, that the piper will lead us to reason. If there’s a bustle in your hedge grow don’t be alarmed now. Your head is humming and it won’t go in case you don’t know. And as we wind on down the road, are shadows taller then our soul. There walks a lady we all know who shines white light and wants to show how everything still turns to gold. And if you listen very hard the tune will come to you at last when all is one and one is all. And she’s buying a stairway to heaven” Zeppelin, STH
Anger comes to us as we think it. So just as our reality is our own choosing and created by our thinking, so to is our anger.
We may be pious and think with virtue about the anger that doesn’t run deep in us as we take credit for not letting it control us. The anger, however,that has deep roots in us, we often keep hidden under a personality of convenience. We push away that anger by justifying it. and rationalizing it. Our mind that thinks the anger holds onto it in deceptive ways we don’t often see. Holding to that anger however it comes to us, be it, a resentment, judgement , intolerance, our vanity and so on all have one common denominator. The anger arises from our ego, that feels threatened. Even virtue, that we take credit for our ego validating itsel
We have one because of the other. Our pain lets us find our healing. Our healing is because of our pain.
Seeing that as one side of the coin allows us to see the other. Where as if we only want one we are constantly pushing away the other which is a tug of war with ourself.
Our anger alone, hurts us. It creates conditions inside us that sometimes quickly and sometimes slowly eat away at us physically and mentally. We carry inside us a poison we wish on someone else that destroys us.
Anger or hate is only a word and the word means what ever you think it does. Seeing how the idea of the word expresses itself, though, takes the intangible meaning of a word and let’s us become aware of how those feelings created by how we think, effect our life.
It’s easy to justify and rationalize anger. That is what allows the anger to survive. We are constantly unconsciously rationalizing the poison that hurts us as long as we are angry. So in not rationalizing and justifying our anger we are able to let it go. Seeing ourselves in someone else that causes our anger can allow us to find compassion and that compassion is forgiveness without judgement. It’s seeing the other side of us in them.
“Forgiveness is the fragrance of the Violet shed on the heel that crushed it” Mark Twain
Who would want to give that fragrance? No one and that is why it is what allow us to save ourself by finding ourself. That’s our cross. Seeing that in life is not something we do until it gets to big for us to ignore. Once we see it and embrace it we are no longer a victim to it.
That’s the alchemy of embracing compassion. Our pain is a doorway to a peace that transcends anything we could know in a thought.
This doesn’t mean we look to have pain, suffering or self doubt. Instead we become the observer of our emotions instead of being our emotions.
It is easy to become what we feel. “I am mad, angry, sad, depressed ……” We aren’t any of those. We aren’t the emotion. We are experiencing a emotion and when we look at it in that awareness we find a intelligence to something more then us. A clarity or awakening that humbles us.
Sometimes we need to fall apart in order to come together. In that awareness of that process we can see the good in the bad. As we look at what is behind our anger and hate in us and others we see the fear in all of us.
In front of that fear is duality. I am this and you are that. When we look past the surface though we see ourself in others. A oneness becomes us as we let go of the ego inside us that lives in fear of losing itself. So in losing our self which is our ego we come to know our true self, which is the truth that will set us free.
“Being human always points, and is directed, to something, or someone, other than oneself—be it a meaning to fulfill or another human being to encounter. The more one forgets himself—by giving himself to a cause to serve or another person to love—the more human he is and the more he actualizes himself. What is called self-actualization is not an attainable aim at all, for the simple reason that the more one would strive for it, the more he would miss it. In other words, self-actualization is possible only as a side-effect of self-transcendence.”
Viktor Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning
Chapter Four The Breaking Point
The Breaking Point
The Breaking Point is just that. A break in us that signifies the end of us in one way and the beginning of us in a new way. Most of us experience this in our life at a time of confusion, doubt, worry, loss and fear. We no longer find a purpose in the thought we think we are and in that place of despair we are willing to let go of an illusion we thought we were.
We come to an end in the way we think of ourself. That end is found in a despair that causes a soul searching. The foundation of who we think we are is broken. Seeing it in that way instead of thinking it in the pain and suffering it comes to us in, can help us embrace our spirituality, religion or self worth in a new way.
If we look at this death of one and birth or beginning of another, we can see that death as fertilizer that nourishes the seed of a new life.
Our fear, worry and doubt are what brought us to a place to see something in us we never knew before. That “bad” seen in that light is not so bad and the “good” we thought in our old life is not so good anymore.
We use to see good and bad as sign pointing in a direction for us to walk either too or away from. In this new life we no longer see it that way. Which is saying we don’t think in terms of good and bad. Instead we see past that sign and don’t feel compelled to walk too or away from either. We look into each for a meaning that gives us a clarity and a peace neither good or bad could give us.
“We have ceased fighting anything or anyone”, “we do not struggle, we take it easy”, “we will intuitively know how to handle situations that use to baffle us. We will suddenly realize that God is doing for us what we could not do for ourselves” The Big Book, Alcoholics Anonymous
This is not the end of our struggle. It is a new way to see our struggle and our life. We find growth where before we found despair, disappointment and fear. We come closer to a relationship with life we don’t understand but see it somehow in a way that exceeds any understanding we could choose to think.
With this vision, the infinity outside us in the world we know and the universe we perceive can be seen as a reflection of the path inside us to a discovery that exceeds anything we could know.
“As above so below, as with in so with out”
Many Famous Christian writers considered Hermes Trismegistus to be a wise pagan prophet who foresaw the coming of Christianity.
He was considered as Pagan among other reasons because his teaching of a all inclusive intelligence that was attainable to mankind was a instrumental building block in the development of science.
Much of the importance of Hermeticism arises from its connection with the development of science during the time from 1300 to 1600 AD. The ideas of alchemy and astrology were looked as magic and not in a conventional appreciation of the church.
The term given to Hermeticism is prisca theologia which is a doctrine that affirms the existence of a single, true theology that is present in all religions and that was given by God to man in antiquity.
Visionaries and scientist like Plato, Isaac Newton Einstein and most all of the top scientist of our time use the study of her Hermeticism to aid their understanding of the physical world and find a resource to expand their studies..
In the next chapter, Came To Believe, it will show how both Science, Religion, Spirituality and a connection to nature all have this in common and how seeing this in a different way then the one we think will give us a connection to something more then us.
It doesn’t matter how many fingers point at the nothing we don’t know. It’s only till we let go of what we think that we see the nothing that creates everything, that is allows us to be. Words are often cheap and meaningless in looking to see this, and that is why pain and suffering can help us let go.
I say that, as I don’t want to make a book that is hundreds of pages long all saying the same thing in a different way. As though there is more to know, till you know.
That’s the point. There always is more to know and seeing that is what can at first cause us pain in seeing our ego as a attention starved child. In that process though of pain which is our identity of who we think we are, is the awakening to so much more. That is the alchemy of the process I am repeating.
I find trying to keep it simple and not get lost in thesaurus of ideas will make this book something practical that you can look back to when ever life is inside your head and you want help in letting go.
The idea that there is a single identity in life uniting us all is found in religion, spirituality, science and a connection to nature
We are all called to the place in us that is the one in all of us. It is past the idea of who we think we are, as it points to The I Am That I Am. If our ego is strong then that calling inside us is thought of as something weak and to resist as our ego sees it as a threat to itself.
If though we feel lost in pain, worry and fear then we can see that path as a way of letting go of that fear, which is the ego that lives in our mind and thinks in a idea of control.
“Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
Religion looks to guide us by giving us rules and a obedience to something more then us or what we “think” we are. In practicing that we look to attain a relationship with something we don’t know. Each religion finds ways to define a image of it but it is not contained in a thought anyone can think it in. With that awareness it is easy to see, if you look for it, that the picture of the intelligence any religion embodies is merely a way for man to think he knows something he never can but in the practice of religion many are able to let go of thought that defines them self and God and come to be part of something more then them self that is often called God.
“all religions are true metaphorically” Joseph Campbell
The closer you get to no mind the less words serve and are more a limitation then an assistance. Christ often spoke to his disciples in analogies. It is said that sometimess he explained them to them if they did not comprehend what he was pointing too. He knew the limitation of the word and how if they looked to know the word they would be lost to their mind and not see the God or the intelligence he was pointing to. Trying to look at the inability to say what cannot be put in a word is what will help us not get lost , thinking we know.
That initially can be thought of as blasphemy and creates a desire to protect what we “think” is God but knowing reduces a God of everything to, a something confined to a thought. That is the “I Am”, God however is The I Am That I Am. So in wanting to own, protect and know God you lose God to a thought your mind thinks. When you step out of the trap of thinking God you become one with God.
Spirituality looks at a universal intelligence that creates all of us with out the thought of rules or regulations of religion. Even some religions embrace this concept. The life lived without attachment to the outside world is the letting go of the mind that thinks in duality. The non duality of no mind is looked at in a practical sense and awareness of what the mind looks to hold onto is the guide to letting go of thought that creates I Am which in turn is The I Am That I Am.
The process is not thought of in a action of letting go. It is a perceived awareness of duality that frees one self of non duality. Example, Seeing the mind holding on, is what allows the letting go and in doing so, Being is.
If you can see the process of spirituality in religion and religion in spirituality then you do not have one and not the other. You are the process in both.
The conventional concept in science is that our reality is a hologram. Our consciousness creates the reality we perceive.
Quantum physics proves this. The reality we perceive is a flash of electricity known as a Quark. This Quark can not be defined in a shape but simply electricity that flashes on and off over a 100 times a second. So ourself and what we perceive in reality is defined by science as a intelligence that inhabits everything but is not known. That intelligence sciences looks at but doesn’t know is the same thing religion and spirituality look to be close too.
By observing nature and not thinking what you see, you see the intelligence of life outside of the mind. By observing nature and not thinking we witness the intelligence of creation and as that intelligence speaks in nature in a way we don’t understand we still receive the intelligence regardless of whether we now it or not. So that one of everything speaks to us in language outside our ability our minds ability to comprehend but regardless the process is the same.
Nature speaks to us with the intelligence of God if we quiet are mind and not think over it with thought.
Some people meditate by saying a prayer. Some listen to music or read a book. Others look to the intelligence that creates a atom while some go for a walk in the woods, sit on a dock with a a fishing pole and others look at the stars, weed the garden or water the lawn.
Some may know what’s happening when they do this and others may not but regardless of what you think. The intelligence that created us and lives in us calls to us in what ever way we see, if we look for it. That peace beyond a understanding is calling to us.
“Where ever you are is the starting point” Kabir