“…the wine of certitude…”

There are so many opinions about how to know what God wants for us (and, this is one of them…).

Of course, God’s Wishes are not a matter of opinion.

Anyone who tells you they know what God wants for your life should be treated kindly but certainly not believed automatically.

Our soul’s growth is too important to entrust to human care…

“…they that tread the path of faith, they that thirst for the wine of certitude, must cleanse themselves of all that is earthly — their ears from idle talk, their minds from vain imaginings, their hearts from worldly affections, their eyes from that which perisheth. They should put their trust in God, and, holding fast unto Him, follow in His way. Then will they be made worthy of the effulgent glories of the sun of divine knowledge and understanding, and become the recipients of a grace that is infinite and unseen, inasmuch as man can never hope to attain unto the knowledge of the All-Glorious, can never quaff from the stream of divine knowledge and wisdom, can never enter the abode of immortality, nor partake of the cup of divine nearness and favour, unless and until he ceases to regard the words and deeds of mortal men as a standard for the true understanding and recognition of God and His Prophets.”

Bahá’u’lláh: The Kitáb-i-Íqán, pp. 3-4

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Tackled by Life

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I wrote a prayer-poem twelve years ago. Two years ago it came true. The title of this post, Tackled by Life, relates to this part of the prayer: “…quench my ego in Thy Will…”.

Going Higher

O sweet God,

Please take this Fire

Swirling in my breast!

Breathe

Thy Breath into my Passion.

May I have no rest from any

Fervor I may feel nor any blaze

Divine; but, quench my ego in Thy

Will and

Love this love of mine…

My recent social networking led to a psychotherapist’s blog which led to being asked to write a guest post. It relates to this tackling life can do and how it quenches ego:

Isabella Mori’s posting of my story

Will Power

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The drugs I’ve been taking for the last 9 months have caused many changes.

They make me sick; they knock out my energy; they play cruel games with my feelings; they even warp my thinking at times.

I just took a long nap and wanted to go right back to bed till my Will Power said, “Keep Moving!”.

See me move…?