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FEBRUARY 2020 VISION E-Vocation Newsletter

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Discernment Matters
The choices of a lifetime
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THE BIGGER PICTURE

Anyone who writes 90 books will likely have a few good ideas. Recently prolific New Age author Deepak Chopra noted in a TIME magazine interview that the collective mind of humanity has produced, among other things, “climate change, extinction of species, poison in our food chain, nuclear weapons, biological warfare, interference with democracies through internet hacking.” Chopra’s conclusion: “Seriously, it looks like we’re planning our extinction.” And seriously, it does.

The solution, Chopra recommends, is becoming “metahuman.” The prefix meta refers to seeing outside oneself. The idea is to get a higher perspective than the subjective one we normally employ. Admittedly Chopra has many heavy-hitting detractors, and for good reason. One may question how a self-professed spiritual guide can mash up Eastern teaching, pseudoscience, wishful thinking, and medical concepts, denounce materialism, and still make a killing.

Still, the notion of climbing higher to see clearly is right on. Putting on the mind of Christ, to use Saint Paul’s term, is to view the present generation from a God’s-eye perspective: “Do not conform yourself to this age but be transformed by the renewal of your mind.” (Rom 12:2) Paul contrasts human wisdom with God’s wisdom, and it convinces him that human philosophies are unfailingly self-serving. It gives him the courage to speak only of “Jesus Christ and him crucified.” (1 Cor 2:2) When a higher perspective is needed, the view from the cross can be most illuminating.

—Alice Camille,
reprinted with permission from TrueQuest Communications

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