Well, Art, you did not say anything that I have not felt in your latest post to this thread. When I was first told during my grammar school years, that the desk I was sitting at was really more empty space than solid, I thumped it with my fist and said, “…feels solid to me!” At that time this idea was ludicrous…and today, at times, it is still seemly so.
Yet, the dogma of Missouri Synod Lutherism, failed to give me satisfaction in my quest to find out how “What Is” came to be. After conformation, I was really an atheist who was forced to attend a Christian Church. It wasn’t until I was twenty, that I found agnosticism to be more in keeping with how I saw reality. Today, I find that to be the most honest answer to “Is there a God?” If there is “One,” there is only “One,” and it must be IMPERSONAL!
Shortly after reading your response, this email arrived:
From: "Chris Attwood, The Passion Test <firstname.lastname@example.org>"
Subject: Arlo, what does unity really mean . . .
Date: Tuesday, July 29, 2008 2:11 PM
With the emergence of new ways of communicating,
I have recently started writing a blog called "Pipelines
to the Soul." It contains my reflections on the nature
of life and the implications of today's scientific reality that
we are unified at our source.http://www.thepassiontest.com/chrisblog
At the beginning of this year, before my daughter was
born, I was struck by a new passion. As I reflected on
this exciting new role of being a father, I thought about
what my deepest desire for her is.
I realized that if it could just be possible for her to know
and understand the unified nature of reality, this
knowledge might help her to move toward the direct
experience of that unified value of life.
So I got all excited about writing a book which could
allow me to draw together my own understanding and
experience, perhaps be of some value to others and
serve as a textbook on the nature of reality for her.
Janet was all for it and of course helped me to make
the idea even bigger by including interviews on the
implications of unity with some of her enlightened
But when we discussed it with our agent, it became
clear the timing wasn't right to propose this book.
So, after some months of just being patient, the desire
to begin writing about the implications of living in unity
just got too irresistible.
And thus was born Chris' Blog, titled "Pipelines to the Soul."
This title is drawn from the quote Janet and I use a lot that
"your passions are like pipelines to your soul, leading you
on to discover your life's purpose."
So, as I follow this pipeline to my own soul, I invite you
to join me (since our souls are connected at the deepest
If you aren't an expert on blogs, you should know that you
can have updates to the blog delivered to a news reader
on your computer automatically whenever there is a new
One popular news reader is Awasu. You can download
Once you have downloaded the program, install it on your
desktop, then open it up. Drag the RSS icon from the blog
to "My Favorites" in Awasu, and then follow the instructions.
The blog will update whenever there is a new article.
Thanks for joining me and I look forward to your comments.
Co-author of the New York Times bestseller
"The Passion Test - The Effortless Path
to Discovering Your Life's Purpose"http://www.thepassiontest.com/chrisblog
I clicked on the link an read the four entries Chris has made so far and knew as I read them that here, beginning with the sub-title, “Couldn’t Life Be Better? was my ready-made answer to your post. Mr. Attwood is an astute observer and conveys his convictions in a manner as clear as yours and Stefan’s.
As he says in the fourth entry, which is actually the first of his blog’s, “There are no accidents in a purposeful Universe. I was drawn there because it was meant to be.”
And so it is!