Kiln blog: When It Doesn’t Work Out

How does the heart handle disappointment?

The problem is our minds and limited understanding, not the heart. As we progress from a worldly viewpoint to a heart-led life, we drag with us a lot of mental baggage. It’s not all evil, so nobody here is telling you to pretend you can empty your consciousness and start from scratch. That’s a myth that comes in the package with certain Eastern religions and it’s bullshit. God doesn’t work that way and we aren’t designed for it. The baggage is part of the journey, but it requires repacking and changing the contents.

You most certainly can step outside your customary fleshly consciousness. That’s challenging enough, but when you manage it, and to the degree you manage it, changing what’s packed in that baggage is much easier. It’s more like an attempt to step into a private room and disrobe. Get rid of the stuff that doesn’t actually fit and put on something that does. (And there’s nothing wrong with someone else picking up your cast-offs.)

If this sounds interesting, click this link and read the rest of it at Kiln of the Soul.

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About Ed Hurst

Disabled Veteran, prophet of God's Laws, Bible History teacher, wannabe writer, volunteer computer technician, cyclist, Social Science researcher
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