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Who am I is that which all the “whats” are about.  That is to say, the infinitely deep person that all the particular adjectives point to. While I can know the “whats” or quaila via my thoughts or rational mind, I must be reflected by a thou to know WHO is buried under all the observable phenomena regarding me.

Likewise, you can only know yourself fully in relation to another. Somehow, the ineffable mystery of you the person is most truly reflected back in the wordless expression in another’s eye, in the mirror of nature or in the depths of God’s ever shining love.

Get quiet and listen!  The problem with most prayer is that we do too much of the talking. Be still and know who you are directly. Let the message land like rain into the deepest reaches of your soul — the furthest locus of your individuality where God’s infinite Being melts into your being as it expresses itself in this space and time.

I would love to hear people’s thoughts on this video:

Pope Frances criticizes Capitalism

I’m sure there will be people on both sides of the fence. I personally think one can err on either side of the issue, but the operative question for me is have we reached a point where the cart is pulling the horse? On a related note, should a corporation be treated like a person? Should there be more accountability to the communities that the business serves? How is that even possible when multinational corporations are involved and wield so much power to effect large populations?

The article above contains a succinct summary of some of the major players in Western Mysticism.  These original thinkers are often neglected, but they have a lot of say about the rich, lived experience of meeting the divine.  I actually think the inspiration and underlying experience is the same across religion, but the interpretation differs.  It is seen and interpreted through the lens of developmental level, religious tradition and culture.  What are your thoughts?