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Monday, January 9, 2017

VR Goggles as a Metaphor for the Spiritual Life.

VR goggles are a very good image for the spiritual life. 
We humans are placed in a world of wonder, blessing, joy, and abundance, created by God and declared very good. 
Yet, due to the limitations of our consciousness we develop an ego-structure which functions like goggles, presenting us with a false projection of reality, which we proceed to live by. 
So we we flail around reacting to whatever our goggles are showing us, and unwittingly crash into others, whose goggles are instructing them to react.
And here we are.
The spiritual life, which is to say repentance, is about removing the goggles.
Maybe this is what Jesus means when he says what he says about eyes. Like: “If your right eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away,” and “the eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light, but if your eye is unhealthy, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light in you is darkness, how great is the darkness!”

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