Eternal Now

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“The secret of life is to “die before you die” – and find that there is no death.” – Eckhart Tolle


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Matthew 10:39

“Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.”


This is another of those key teachings of Jesus which many times simply gets glossed over.

Jesus was trying to teach his followers the way to life in the here and now.

His way is the path to freedom from the bondage of attachments, to the endless pursuit of power, prestige and possessions which leads to a dead end.

This is very much like the Zen Buddhist koans, which were paradoxical riddles to hopefully provoke enlightenment.

When you concoct some image of yourself based on what your ego desires, you end up losing the real life God wants for you.

When you let go of the false self your ego has created, in a sense lose that life, you will actually find the life meant for you.

You will be living as your true self.

Some form of meditation such as Centering Prayer is very helpful in practicing letting go.

When you are detached from all the glitter that is attracting your ego, when you are simply living in the present moment, you are truly free and truly alive.

As Jesus said, “I came so that they might have life and have it more abundantly” (John 10:10).

As he also said, “The kingdom of heaven is at hand.”

The peaceful realm of vast spaciousness and life is right here.


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Remember: God loves you!

About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, author, activist, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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