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Another powerful quote…..

14 Nov

November 14, 2011

Richard’s Daily Meditations 
MYSTICISM
Mystical moments are experiences of enlargement and connectedness or 
union. Suddenly you’re bigger. You don’t feel a need to condemn, 
exclude, divide or separate. Unfortunately, most of us were sent on 
private paths of perfection which none of us could achieve. 

The path of union is different than the path of perfection. Perfection 
gives the impression that by effort or more knowing I can achieve 
wholeness separate from God, from anyone else, or from connection to the 
whole. It appeals to our individualism and our ego. It’s amazing how 
much of Christian history sent us on a self-defeating course toward 
private perfection. 

As a result, many people just give up—even many clergy and 
religious—when they see it isn’t working. They end up practical 
agnostics or practical atheists. They keep up the form, keep up the 
words, continue going to church, but there is no longer the inner desire 
and expectation that is possible with the path of union. It’s not 
mysticism that defeats the soul; it’s moralism that does. 

From Following the Mystics through the Narrow Gate …
Seeing God in All Things (CD, DVD, MP3) 
http://store.cacradicalgrace.org/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=SP-C-34&Category_Code=&Store_Code=CFAAC

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