About This Quotation
It is one of the most spiritually democratic statements I have ever read, especially for those of us who grew up within the hierarchy of traditional Christianity.
It is not about sensuality, yet its embrace includes it. Finding the book from which this is quoted saved my life in spiritual, psychological, and other ways.
I'm sharing this quote for not only have I in the past "crucified" my human and sensual self, so as to somehow earn or "get" the spiritual. It's simply an offshoot of the classic split between "the spiritual" and "the physical" in human consciousness,
This seeming split seems real. Yet is and has always been only a fear-based belief.
Including this quote here at CS is also my gratitude toward Tom and Linda Carpenter who made the book possible - and for their years of friendship and support.
To some (and at times even to me), the implied "author" of this may be fiction or just imagined. Perhaps, perhaps not.
My long journey with core spiritual issues makes me have to go beyond the logical --and often-fearful--mind's insistence on authoritative proof. Unless I can feel-discern their core essence of for myself from within, they mean nothing.
The wider essence of the passage isn't something I've "believed in" consistently at all. But in one way or another I'm led back to its gently revolutionary implications
So it seems to me that such core truths or qualities speak with their own solidly tender authority. However and through whomever they may be uttered or written. ~ PSK
The Kindness of Truth*
"I call you my
'brothers' and my 'sisters' to help you
understand that I am not above you.
A Loving Brother
* The "The Kindness of Truth" title and the addition of "and sisters" was created for this website with the permission of the original authors of the book.
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