Today I had a 2 1/2 hour phone conversation with a brother I met on The Shack forum many months ago and have had several email exchanges with. Connecting on the phone turned out to be a wonderful thing. Moments of surrender seemed to be be the through line of the conversation at least for me. It seems to be what all of this comes down to. We either surrender the independence we have picked up along the way and have grown so accustomed to or we live our lives in the misery of our self effort on the performance treadmill...feeling like losers or self righteous obnoxious people.
I'm convinced that Christianity is the most dangerous of all the world's religions and actually stands in the way of the needed moments of surrender. And I feel like ending this post with that because I can not possibly say anything to convince anyone else of this reality unless they have already began to feel it and see it for themselves. My brother Mike, from the phone call mentioned above, certainly has begun to see it and feel it. Even though he was expressing some frustration and impatience with the process, I sensed another dear soul on the brink of an amazing transformation that has already been in process for awhile now.
Walk On Mike
I head out tomorrow morning to meet another brother for coffee and conversation. It's a connection that has just come about this week through The God Journey. I'm looking forward to see what happens through this connection. I'm loving the space I find myself in. It's funny what begins to happen naturally when we stop trying so hard to make things happen in such unnatural ways.