It's been awhile since I mentioned my firm belief that everything is The Same Subject - meaning, basically, that EVERYTHING intertwines with and is connected to EVERYTHING ELSE, so what applies to one area pretty much applies numerous and sundry other places, as well. I've also noticed - frequently - that once you pay attention to a particular thing, it pops up everywhere. Coincidence? No - what we focus on expands, and we attract it by our attention...
After I posted my "For Sure" musings, I received comments and emails that validated several of the things I think about. As I was going about my usual Sunday routine yesterday, I read an interview with Hugh Jackman that included a passage that caught my attention:
"He takes his religion very seriously and would prefer I go to church," Jackman says of his father. "We've had discussions about our separate beliefs. I just find the evangelical church too, well, restrictive. But the School of Practical Philosphy is non-confrontational. We believe there are many forms of Scripture. What is true is true and will never change, whether it's in the Bible or in Shakespeare. It's about oneness. Its basic philosophy is that if the Buddha and Krishna and Jesus were all at a dinner table together, they wouldn't be arguing. There is an essential truth. And we are limitless."
AMEN!!! I un-joined the church I was raised in quite a while ago and, while I'm incredibly grateful for the foundation it gave me, I no longer feel guilty about not going - or even not believing various aspects of the dogma. Much of it is still viable and resonates in my daily life, but some does not. I keep what resonates and let the rest go... I, like Mr. Jackman, believe that there are many forms of Scripture, and not all of them are written. I expounded a bit of this philosophy in this post, and continue to learn and grow from many sources. Information received in one venue/genre/your label here can be extrapolated and applied in many areas!
Okay, now I can get on with my day without these things buzzing around in my head! Hope yours is magnificent! Ta!