While driving home from the beach a few months back, my daughter asked me a question that took me by surprise.
“Dad,” she began, “do you think we live in a simulation?”
When I asked her what she meant, she said that a number of her friends were discussing something called “the Simulation Hypothesis” and that Elon Musk had expressed that “it’s pretty much a lock we’re living inside some kind of a cosmic hard drive”.
Years ago, I was enjoying the book Passionate Presence by Catherine Ingram when to my surprise, I burst into floods of tears when I read the following passage…
As regular readers of these blogs will know, I love a good analogy. While facts and figures can be the key to a deeper understanding of some things, I find that in conversations about our deeper spiritual nature, metaphors and analogies seem to be more helpful to more people more of the time.
So when one of the participants on this year’s Advanced Course 4.0 asked a question last week about what she could do to stay more present to this deeper self in daily life, I was delighted with the analogy that came to mind…
Here’s a quick thought experiment to get us started:
You are a prisoner in a room with 2 identical doors and 2 identical looking guards.
You know two things going in:
One of the doors leads to freedom; the other door leads to death.
One of the guards always tells the truth; the other guard always lies.
You’re allowed one question to safely navigate your way out of the prison – what question do you ask?
In 2015, I was wanting to write a book about the Three Principles that came at them from a primarily spiritual angle, as opposed to the more psychological (The Inside-Out Revolution) or practical (Creating the Impossible).
The thing I’ve learned about titling books in the realms of personal, business, and spiritual development is that the best ones tend to answer one of three questions..