'Light Relics' Chapter

Light Relics

What is it behind these notions of the sacred that some would cling to them for dear life? If it became universally accepted that nothing is sacred, would we prosper? Can we survive without some sense of meaning?

Ultimately, we have to come to recognize things held in common. We have to have some form of common ground and common culture. The sacred is felt to have existed and still exist in a state that supports all of our other reality. Though we can’t measure or define the sacred well, we keep making up sacred things. What we need in order to strengthen ourselves and the world is to recognize this inspiration, foster it when it occurs in people around us, and choose to expose ourselves to these works even if we don’t feel we can be a part of the creative process.

“I believe in nothing, everything is sacred. I believe in everything, nothing is sacred.” Tom Robbins (American Novelist. b.1936)

“For the sake of it, you journey to sacred shrines and holy rivers; but this priceless jewel is within your own heart.” Sri Guru Granth Sahib

What is Sacred?

I will start with a question. What is sacred? Burial grounds? Something no one else can question when it’s someone else’s sacred thing. It’s something of high value. Something that is beyond reproach. Something held in awe. Is anything actually… Seek More

Recognize Common Culture

It has been discovered experimentally that even normal life maintenance will be put aside in extreme cases due to lack of meaningful interaction. The young will begin starving themselves. Mature adults will either refuse to defend themselves or engage in… Seek More

The Real Tie

Can you be paid in the sacred? If you can own it, can it be sacred? If I gave you a church, would it remain sacred? If I sold you communal wafers and wine, would they remain sacred? Would sold… Seek More

Sacred Creation

On sacred creation, light relics… Every time we cast our minds onto the contemplation of the great mysteries, despite all the personal noise that gets mixed up in that, the ideas that do nothing more than satisfy our personal prejudices… Seek More

Universal Recognition

People believe they have to have something to believe in. So how is it we have made so many things to believe in but there is so much overlap? Is any faith on the planet so unique that it has… Seek More