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Your “prayers not answered” means your “expectations not fulfilled.” The TAO wisdom explains why: your attachments to careers, money, relationships, and success “make” but also “break” you by creating your flawed ego-self that demands your “expectations to be fulfilled.”
Friday, June 26, 2020
Letting Go to Let God
THE MIRACLE OF LETTING GO TO LET GOD
facilitates the process of humans’ letting go, and spiritual wisdom comes from
faith, which is belief in God.
“Belief in God”
means complete trust in Him that has
to be expressed and validated by obedience;
in other words, let go to let God.
Does the wisdom of letting God sound simple and
According to Albert
Einstein, knowing and understanding are the essentials of
wisdom—they are also
critical to attaining the wisdom of letting go to let God.
The mysteries and the manifestations
Have more knowledge of the invisible and the inexplicable
that is happening to you and also around you, as well as have better
understanding of the mysteries and the manifestations of all things created by
God, who is the origin of all things. His Creation has been one of the most
controversial, profound, and unfathomable mysteries since the beginning of
time, while all the things subsequently originating from His creations are only
further manifestations of the mysteries of His Creation.
God-given image and man-made
Letting go to let God begins with believing in the
mysteries and manifestations of human creation: we are all created in
the image of God.
“So God created mankind in
his own image, in the image of God he
created them; male and female he
What does that really mean, and what is the wisdom in
You may never know why you were created in the
first place, but one thing you know for sure is that not only you are different
from all His other creations but also all humans are uniquely
different from one another in that respect—just like the uniqueness in humans’ fingerprints.
The wisdom is that you, just like everybody else, have His image, and this is
indeed a blessing. That also means youhave a spirit within you that not only defines who you are, but also
connects you somehow and somewhat to and with Him in a uniquely individual way,
because your image is a reflection of Him. In other words, we all have a unique
identity of our own, which is composed of some of the attributes of the
Living in the material world, you may also have
consciously and subconsciously created another image of your own—a man-made
identity, or an ego-self. If you are more aware of your man-made
identity, you may then become less conscious of your God-given image.
Your attachments that have created your own man-made identity may then slowly
and imperceptibly detach and distance yourself from your God-given image.
The bottom line: letting go of some, if not all, of your
attachments to your man-made identity may enhance your God-given image within
you. Do you always identify yourself with the car you drive, the neighborhood
you live in, the social circles you belong to, and the career you have taken
up? All these attachments in the material world may have created your own
man-made identity, but not your God-given image. Just think about that.