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What If I Just Called It Power?

“If you meet the Buddha on the road, kill the Buddha” – Zen Proverb

How I define the concept of a  “Higher Power”, a “God”, a “Universal Intelligence”, etc. is a problem that has troubled me for quite some time. The right definition, one that fits within the confines of my experience, still eludes me. I’m never sure what language to use to describe it. Words seem to fail entirely. But words give character and meaning to concepts, and so choosing the words carefully and experimenting with them helps me to shape my understanding. This writing is an attempt to work this through. It’s a process, and a dizzying one, so, bear with me. But, if you do dig through the dirt with me, I think you’ll find the nuggets are pretty golden. :)  Continue reading “What If I Just Called It Power?” »