Ineluctable Void – Personal Limitations

What a TRULY amazing quote … summing up just about everything I believe spiritually in one paragraph.  The only limits in this lifetime are what we impose on ourselves.  Some might say this is silly, “Well human beings obviously can’t fly, so that’s a limitation!”  I say, “Why limit yourself this way?!”  Jesus was supposed to have walked on water, and that is also something people would say is impossible.  Why even argue about whether it is possible or isn’t??  It’s a waste of energy, and who are any of us to say that we know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, what is possible or impossible?

Too often we think of ways to LIMIT ourselves, instead of thinking of ways to expand ourselves.  Why do we do this??  It is far better to think of ways to expand ourselves, than ways to limit ourselves.  My personal opinion is that it is easier, and more comforting, to have a set of boundaries … it makes us feel safe and in control.  These are the words and topic that I will be meditating on today:

“The agony of breaking through personal limitations is the agony of spiritual growth. Art, literature, myth and cult, philosophy, and ascetic disciplines are instruments to help the individual past his limiting horizons into spheres of ever-expanding realization. As he crosses threshold after threshold, conquering dragon after dragon, the stature of the divinity that he summons to his highest wish increases, until it subsumes the cosmos. Finally, the mind breaks the bounding sphere of the cosmos to a realization transcending all experiences of form – all symbolizations, all divinities: a realization of the ineluctable void.” – Joseph Campbell

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Religion4All is an idea: that every human being (no matter their race, religion, sexuality, social status, lifestyle, or any other possible factor) is LOVED by God; just … as … they are.

We all are loved by God, and NO religion or person has a monopoly on it. Every single person on this planet is loved equally by God … SO many are cut off from God because they are told they don’t belong. God loves everyone … we ALL are beautiful creations … we don’t need to cringe when we hear the words “God”, or “religion”, or their judgments … God LOVES us all!

There is no requirement to change in order to be LOVED by God, or to LOVE God. God is LOVE, and LOVE is God … period. There is no one who God loves more than anyone else … there are only those who choose to LOVE more … to love God more, and consequently then to love each other more. In doing so, we grow closer to God … and know God.

By opening our hearts, and minds to God (free of boundaries like religion, or social trends); by LOVING God … we are exactly where we are meant to be. If we maintain that openness, never allowing any person or event to make us close our hearts, we will be guided by God to be who we are meant to be.

In that space of openness we can then live a life of LOVE, and be guided to where we are meant to be … forever in LOVE.

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7 Comments»

  GinaV wrote @

This blog is amazing! I am so glad I found you. Thank you for sharing.

  Religion4All wrote @

Thank you, Gina … I am glad you found it too! I look forward to any and all future interactions and insights you might care to share.

  Rev Dani Lynn wrote @

Love it. Thank you. And when I looked at the image with the dragon & the prince, my inner child shouted “I know that prince, that’s Sleeping Beauty’s prince.” – – Something came up a couple weeks ago, perhaps on t.v., about flying and my 7 yr old granddaughter turned and said to me something like “That’s silly, people can’t fly.” I was sad to hear her say it. The inner child in me proceeded to try and convince the 7 yr old that we can do anything, there are no limitations and that I used to fly when I was a child (still trying to recall how I did that). Anyway, she just gave me this look like she thought I was crazy but didn’t want to disrespect me and her facial expressions reflected that conflict in her mind. She must’ve been thinking “Poor Grandma, she’s lost it.” Obviously I’ll have to work on her.

  Religion4All wrote @

Lol … that’s a great story! My meditations today actually took me to a very similar place as your story, as you will see. It’s nice that we’re on a similar track in reading that quote without even collaborating :-).

Yes, I liked the Sleeping Beauty pic as a reminder of that child in us that trusted SO faithfully … we CHOSE to let that go, because of the world around us. I believe that God wants us to cultivate it, nourish it, and never let anything shut it down.

How ELSE can we be available to do whatever God asks of us??

  Rev Dani Lynn wrote @

Absolutely. 🙂

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