Re: Luther and wu wei
Posted by josef on 4/11/2010, 9:10 am, in reply to "Re: Luther and wu wei"
: By sin one thing I mean is anything that
: alienates one part of our being from the
: rest of our being. Anything that causes us
: to be fragmented keeps us from being our
: true selves. It does no good to deny an
: unsavory aspect of being. It is only through
: acceptance of our various parts that we can
: become what we are. We cannot become what we
: are not. In becoming what we are, in
: accepting all parts of our being, then and
: only then are we actually in a position
: where we can fundamentally change.
: The sage is a gestalt therapist. Not a get
: out of jail card. Ours is not a fixed
: reality. Existence is dynamic. More verb
: than noun. More process than structure.
: Those that say there is nothing to do are
: living in denial. They are denying the
: alienated aspects of their own being. We all
: have alienated aspects. We all do things
: contrary to the best interests of the whole
: of our being. There is always something to
: do, even sitting down and shutting up is
: something to do.
Butcho, I agree with the above. It seems our disagreement is that I "hear" religious connotations in the word "sin", and you don't, you see sin as: "anything that alienates one part of our being from the rest of our being", a much broader definition. Semantics again causing confusion, nothing new there.
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