Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Kenneth Wapnick RIP

One of A Course In Miracles' best and most famous teachers, and one who was busy until the very end, Kenneth Wapnick, has passed beyond this incarnation on December 27.
He was unsurpassed in his dedication, in his understanding of the Course, and without mortal competition in his ability to teach.

We wish him all the blessings he deserve and will no doubt get.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Doubt is good (updated)

Doubt 'til thou canst doubt no more...doubt is thought and thought is life. Systems which end doubt are devices for drugging thought.
-- Albert Guerard

You will notice that the school system, failing at teaching students to think, goes for rote learning of "facts", and that no doubt is permitted about those "facts".

As I progressed spiritually, there was a long period where I suffered more and more Doubt. I thought it was a character flaw. And indeed it is unpleasant and it is seen as a weakness. (The politician who shows doubt will get nowhere fast.) But it is a big stretch of the Path forward.


Frank said...
Well, there is a quote from the late Danish astrophysicist which goes something like this: 
"Join those who seek the truth but be more cautious with those who claim to have found it."
A little pearl of wisdom which applies equally well to science and spiritual matters.

Being cautious about that is good advice.

One should however not dismiss the idea that somebody may *actually* find the truth. That would imply that no truth exists. But if there's an organization handling this Truth, and they charge money and try to direct your life, that's a danger sign.