Inner Life

“People whose spiritual lives are punctuated by esoteric [transforming, illuminating] moments cannot just turn off what they have felt and known, nor can they satisfactorily explain it to themselves, much less to anyone else. Thus, religion’s esoteric core has built a reputation for secrecy. This is a clever diversionary tactic: It isn’t so much that such things should not be talked about … It’s that they cannot be. There are literally no words to describe them, for they are glimpses of the Infinite, around which no circle can be drawn. … the new state of consciousness feels like the only one ever inhabited.”

– Jesse Jennings, D.D.
Preface, The Hidden Power of the Bible by Ernest Holmes, Tarcher/Penguin Edition, 2006

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