For my first blog post– I’m writing one of my favorite C.S. Lewis quotes about putting first things first:
“Apparently the world is made that way…You can’t get second things by putting them first; you can get second things only by putting first things first.”
I look to Joshua Immanuel the Christ (Jesus), to understand what he revealed on this subject:
“Seek first the Kingdom of God,*
and his righteousness;
and all these things shall be added unto you.”
Besides wanting to know the depth of the Aramaic meaning of the above teaching… I ask:
“What is the Kingdom of God?”
“What is his righteousness?”
We are told:
“The Kingdom of God is within us”
But what does this mean?
Bob Marley reiterates:
“Man is a universe within himself.”
Elliott Smith sings:
“Why should you want any other — when you’re a world within a world?”
And what is “righteousness“? :
It certainly isn’t any external veneer of trying to play a role –of an idea of what one thinks a righteous person looks like– in his particular culture.
Plato reminds us:
“The most virtuous are those who content themselves with being virtuous without seeking to appear so.”
I’m exploring this idea of –first things first-because it seems very important, first, to seek to know WHY we are here on this earth, in this material body and to know what is beyond our material body (such as a Creator & our Soul-Self).
Thus, it is important to learn how to clear out whatever is blocking our path from knowing the above. We truly need to know how to find this kingdom of God that is within us, and how to re-align ourselves with LOVE.
(God is LOVE….so I’m speculating that aligning ourselves with pure LOVE has something to do with “righteousness”).
As my “about” page indirectly indicates: I welcome anyone who finds this blog here– no matter what label of –faith or no faith– you currently assign to yourself. Truth is a many sided diamond. I realize that I see things through the filter I have and I am constantly looking to understand and grasp a greater dimension of the truth. A friend once told me: whenever you climb out of one box, you’re climbing into another one.
Here’s a link to a (PDF) book that will blow your mind, as it relates to the alchemy of change possible within. Maurice Nicoll’s: The New Man
This drawing is my rendition of Van Gogh’s called “At Eternity’s Gate“