The Power of Consciousness
The life of God is the life of bliss and plenitude. If I may compare God to a waterfall insofar as His infinitude can be compared to the constant flow and overabundance of grace, then man is like an empty vessel in the midst of God. If the vessel is pointed upward toward the source it will always remain full and satisfied. If the vessel is pointed downward away from the source it will always remain empty and insatiable despite being in the middle of plenitude.
Man as this vessel does not, and cannot, do anything in this life but to make an either/or choice with regard to his/her fundamental orientation relative to the origin: Man can either orient him/herself toward Him or away from Him; everything else happens on its own accord and due to His overflowing grace.
There lies deep in the heart of man something at whose…
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