We believe what we want to believe.
We see what we want to see.
I remember when I first considered, as a Christian, the value of Buddhism. I read up on it. Studied it. Practiced some of it. At first I conceded that a Christian could incorporate some Buddhism. I could concede that there were good Christ-like Buddhists out there. I could even concede that many of the teachings of the Buddha and Jesus were strikingly similar.
Once I lived with this for a while, then I could move on to realize that there were strikingly different ideas presented in Christianity and Buddhism. Even their concepts of history and time are impossibly irreconcilable.
So I moved from we are different to we are similar to we are very different. Philosophically. Theologically. Etcetera.
It was when I had my waterfall dream and started trying to articulate the z-theory that I realized our unity with all others is not found ideologically. I discovered that at a very deep and fundamental level we are essentially one. Our ideologies are our own perspectives and articulations of the same. There is one event. There are billions of experiences and expressions.
So I moved from we are different to we are similar to we are very different to we are one.
I am passionate about providing a safe and supportive place for people to transition spiritually.