I had my ups and downs. My fair share of bumpy roads and heavy winds. That’s what made me what I am today. Now I stand here before you. What you see is a body crafted to perfection. A pair of legs engineered to defy the law of physics and a mind set to master the most epic of splits. “The point is, not to resist the flow. You go up when you’re supposed to go up and down when you’re supposed to go down. When you’re supposed to go up, find the highest tower and climb to the top. When you’re supposed to go down, find the deepest well and go down to the bottom. When there’s no flow, stay still.” ~ Haruki MurakamiTo find more about Following Flow, visit Eric Tonningsen’s “Awakening to Awareness. Thank you Eric.
A while back ago, I posted in Daily Prompt Does Evil Exists? I wrote this and left it hanging without the whole story attached to it. The story is written in a magazine I picked up during one of my wanderings and I kept the article. It was published in a magazine that supports the expansion of the network of light ~ EAGLEyeONE – author unknown. The story is one of our “email favorites” and it has a thought provoking message no matter what you believe. When it comes to what we believe, bear in mind that the word God should be replaced by whatever higher power or interpretation you believe in. The university professor challenged his students and this question. “Did God create everything that exists?” A student bravely replies. “Yes. He did!” “God created everything?” the professor asked. “Yes sir.” The student replied. The professor answered. “If God created everything, then God created evil since evil exists, and according to the principal that our works define who we are, then God is evil.” The student became quiet before such an answer. The professor was quite pleased with himself and boasted to the students that he had proven once more that the Christian faith was a myth. Another student raised his hand and said, “Can I ask you a question, professor?” “Of course,” replied the professor. The student stood up and asked, “Professor. does cold exist?” “What kind of questions is this? Of course it exists. Have you never been cold?” The students snickered at the young man’s questions. The young man replied, “In fact sir, cold does not exist.” “According to the laws of physics, what we consider cold is in reality, the absence of heat. Everybody and every object is susceptible to study when it has or transmits energy, and heat is what makes a body or matter have or transmit energy. Absolute zero (-460 degrees F) is the total absence of heat; all matter becomes inert and incapable of reaction at that temperature. Cold does not exist. We have created this word to describe how we feel if we have too little heat.” The student continued, “Professor, does darkness exists? The professor responded, “Of course it does.” The student replied, “Once again you are wrong, Sir, darkness does not exist either. Darkness is in reality the absence of light. Light we can study, but not darkness. In fact, we can use Newton’s prism to break the white light into many colors and study the various wavelengths of each colour. You cannot measure darkness. A simple ray of light can break into a world of darkness and illuminate it. How can you know how dark a certain space is? You measure the amount of light present. Isn’t this correct? Darkness is a term used by man to describe what happens when there is no light present.” Finally the young man asked the professor, “Sir does evil exist?” Now uncertain, the professor responded, “Of course as I have already said. We see it every day. It is in the daily example of man’s inhumanity to man. It is in the multitude of crime and violence everywhere in the world. These manifestations are nothing else but evil.” To this, the student replied. “Evil does not exist, Sir, or at least it does not exist unto itself. Evil is simply the absence of God. It is just like darkness and cold, a word that man has created to describe the absence of God. God did not create evil. Evil is not like faith, or love, that exist just as does light and heat. Evil is the result of what happens when man does comes when there is no heat or the darkness that comes when there is no light.” The professor sat down. The young man’s name ~ ~~ ~ Albert Einstein Now, I have been contemplating about my experience in Ashram with regards to the Divine Light in relation to this article. The question to me is “Where is God in that situation?” Related articles