My wife sometimes tells me I limit myself too much in my role as scientist, even as a scientist genuinely interested in the spiritual. My usual response is that science is where I have some expertise, and so may say things that are helpful to others in understanding our minds better, which must be a part of whatever spirituality is. But, my wife Judy points out, you may give people the impression that science is the best way, perhaps the only way, to discover truth, and so inadvertently undermine their spirituality. Ah, yes, that’s possible, and not what I want to do…
So as a small step toward more balance – – –
What Does It All Mean?
Art Work by John Forrest Bamberger
In one of my discussion groups, I saw a clear and succinct statement of what life is all about:
“Who am I?” and “What should I do about it?”
I complimented the originator on this most excellent and succinct statement of the big question of life….
And a result was asked if I wanted to take a shot at answering it….
My first reaction was that I was greatly honored and amused that anyone would think I had a chance at answering that!
But sincerity called for more than an amused avoidance of the question, so as a small answer in progress,
Ah, I love simple questions! ;-)
I’ve been working on this one my whole life, and don’t know an answer yet.
Meanwhile on the journey, I try to
– pay attention,
– be kind to others when I can,
– pray that if I can’t get clear, unmistakable divine guidance, I at least get a little help now and then to not hurt others thru stupidity or malice, and
– try to not get too attached to whatever my current level of understanding is.