Why Are We Created? Increasing Our Understanding of by Sir John Templeton, Rebekah Alezander Dunlap

By Sir John Templeton, Rebekah Alezander Dunlap

Whereas many books try to stimulate pondering via provocative anecdotes and theories, Why Are We Created? takes a unique direction. It starts with a question and keeps with a mess of questions like those: what's the value of spotting the presence of the sacred inside us and round us? How can participants create a useful and fruitful lifestyle? How does happiness relate to one’s objective? The motive of those questions is to inspire thoughtfulness, remark, and study that enlarges realizing whereas providing a feeling of path. The objective is to aid contributors dwell a extra necessary and chuffed lifestyles. Sir John and Reverend Dunlap use the inquiries to aid readers discover the position of humility as a key to wisdom and development. they give the impression of being on the artistic strength of practical considering and ask how lifestyles can be replaced if we refuse to stay on any inspiration we might now not wish objectified in our existence. They pose questions relating to consciously directing one’s existence: Can learning chuffed humans be how to research extra approximately happiness?; Do religious realities like prayer, love, worship, thanksgiving, and humility propel us towards precious accomplishment? in addition they recommend avenues for additional learn. aiding to make clear the potential connection among non secular ideas and human strategies is statement from quite a lot of resources: the Scriptures, mom Teresa, Albert Einstein, Edward O. Wilson, Emanuel Swedenborg, Emmet Fox, A.H. Maslow, Sir Isaac Newton, Dr. Albert Schweitzer, and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, between many others.

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Would we leave our analytical minds and their falsely created egos behind and move into a significantly higher altitude of spiritual awareness? Could an amazing transformational experience occur when we become willing to be fully present in the moment and feel the reality of expressions like prayer, unconditional love, thanksgiving, compassion, steadfastness, humility, and a beautiful mind? Would ordinary living become an extraordinary experiencing of the present moment? Are there really any ordinary moments in life?

Could our relation to the Creator be like that of a sunbeam to the sun? Nothing can separate the sun from one of its rays. Made of the sun’s substance, partaking of its nature, each sunbeam has a particular mission, a certain spot to caress and warm and light. Thus, we are part of the divine plan and necessary to the perfection and health of the whole. Could divinity’s plan for us be so great that we have only glimpsed it occasionally, but are those glimpses the light that leads us through the seeming darkness of ignorance to greater discovery?

How can our lives become increasingly fruitful and beneficial as we help others along the way? Nearly two thousand years ago, a Talmud sage taught that the Creator could have created a plant that would grow loaves of bread. Instead, wheat was created for us to mill and bake into bread. Why? Could it be that we are partners in the continuing work of creation? A CCEPTING AND C REATING O PPORTUNITIES What attitudes and endeavors can help us accept the opportunities that are before us? How can we create new opportunities to augment our progress?

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