“Hi Glen. In your writing, you often (lovingly and respectfully) speak of “glimpses of Heaven.” Generally in my life, I haven’t wondered much about it. Thus, I’ve just lived with confidence that all will work out as it should and must be. I’ve been asked about what my opinion of what I think heaven is like – and until now, I didn’t have a response (and of course it is difficult to put into words – as you shared, “The Way that can be told is not the Eternal Way, the Way that can be told is the Mother of all things”).
Your writing has assisted me in gathering what I believe to be a more healthful outlook on this. As you say, “we can learn to be better and better conduits between Heaven and Earth…prompting greater and greater levels of harmony thereof.” Thanks so much for this, I DEEPLY appreciate it.” — Jill (An inquiry from a reader of my book and blog.)
Response: So splendid Jill – it is so quite clear that your heart is in the right place, and that you are making the world a better place on deeply substantive levels. Thanks so very much for sharing.
Quite humbly speaking, a primary point in this thesis, is that such ‘glimpses of Heaven’ are all around us, all of the time. There are ‘magical’ things all around us, and inside of us, once again ALL of the time. Often we are untrained to mindfully play the part of the unblemished Witness – a way of being which resonates with sparkling spine-tingling/shivering depths of true appreciation and gratitude. Such loving witnessing can allow us realization of true honesty, promoting of true happiness and true freedom, but most importantly needing less and less to hide behind. It is a glimpse of a so-to-speak existence where there is no time, no space, no distance – once again, nothing to hide behind…all is known.
The Lotus Flower Blossoms:
“There is a place where, wherever you are there, whatever you are doing…no matter what, in any given moment, there should be nowhere you would rather be. It is where you are right now – and you have the ability to so deeply and artfully appreciate your life and its living…to connect one healthful insight to the next, and make them all one…learning to witness this already-existing truth.
In the wilderness of our existence…a place of budding flowers about, about to unwrap in a showing of perfect appreciation for all to thrive upon, we are the flowers which can blossom again and again in each season of our deeper and deeper insights…all connected…each better and more healthful than before.
It is not unlike Heaven…and it can become Heaven, with enough insight and appreciation. It takes quite a few sparks, glimpses – spine-tingling moments…as a way-of-life which becomes more and more purposeful…more and more without time or space or distance. More and more there is less and less to hide behind.” — Dr. Glen Hepker (Copyright 2011)
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