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FOREVER IS NOW. FOREVER IS LOVE.

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LOVE IS NOW
“Love is Universal among sentient beings. Love is a “subjective energy” as individually unique as a Memory of Pleasures Won and Lost in The Winds of Immortality. Love can erase the state of “separation”… the apparent distance between Beings in the physical universe. Love transcends every thought, every moment, every place, regardless of time, energy or motion. Love is the Essence of Who We Really Are… Love is ALWAYS Love… Forever, in the Eternal Now.
The past is the “fingerprint” of our Eternal Selves.  We can NOT forget this…. not really.  Universes erode and decay….  Beings who create these illusions in the Eternal Now get bored with the silly games of Life, Universes and Other Stuff.  They drift away….
We are Eternal…. No beginning…. No end…..  We are “pretending not to know”….  But, the truth is that we DO know, we have ALWAYS known, and we will ALWAYS know….  It is not possible to “hide” from Our True Selves forever….  Forever is Now.”
~ Lawrence R. Spencer. 2015. ~

SPINOZA: AN ETERNAL ASPECT

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safe_image.php“In so far as the mind sees things in their eternal aspect, it participates in eternity.”

“The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free.”

“Be not astonished at new ideas; for it is well known to you that a thing does not therefore cease to be true because it is not accepted by many.”

“If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past.”

“I would warn you that I do not attribute to nature either beauty or deformity, order or confusion. Only in relation to our imagination can things be called beautiful or ugly, well-ordered or confused.”

Watch the excellent video excerpt about the life and philosophy of Spinoza from the book The Story of Philosophy, by Will Durant

Baruch Spinoza  (1632 – 1677 )  has been called by some “The Prince of Philosophers”.  By the Catholic Church and the Jewish priests he was banned as a “heretic”.   Spinoza was raised in the Portuguese Jewish community in Amsterdam. He developed highly controversial ideas regarding the authenticity of the Hebrew Bible and the nature of the Divine. The Jewish religious authorities excommunicated him, effectively excluding him from Jewish society at age 23. His books were also later put on the Catholic Church’s Index of Forbidden Books. 

If you are fundamentally heretical, like me, how can you not love this guy?