‘Coz God don’t dump you

25 Aug

Attachment is a deeply rooted human tendency. We get attached to things, notions, desires, wishes all the time. Sometimes, it is at the surface level so we are aware of it. I know I am attached to the idea of non-vegetarian food, so it is easy for me to recognise it and work to break that attachment. There are some attachments, however, that lie so deeply at a sub-conscious level, that it takes a faithful God’s digging to bring to the surface. I have had such an experience last week.

A myth was shattered: a myth I had been taking turns at harbouring, nurturing, fuelling and living in, over the past year.

Shattering implies a kind of violence-it is sudden therefore unexpected, it is complete and therefore you are not expecting anymore, it is absolute-you can mark the moment when it went from being to not being.

For anybody who is committed to living in God, attachment to anything other than God, only serves as a deterrent on the journey. You cannot reach God while you’re happy to tarry and delay over every pretty flower you find on the path. Oh, a journey in God is not a joyless jaunt where you’re supposed to march with military-like precision, ignoring every beautiful creation along the way. Quite the contrary-you do actually notice and appreciate the little things more completely when you see the hand of God in them. But when your feet stop moving and the bright colours dim your desire for God, then you know you need some work.

As human beings, we will be lost in delusion, we will be caught up in attachment and we cannot fight it on our own. And this is why God is so awesome: the Beloved takes one through the exact experiences one needs. It is like precision surgery. And the disappointment and the regrets over what could have been if…fade because suddenly God glows brighter and clearer. The gift of the latter humbles because of the realisation that God never stops pursuing you.

What could be more eternal and more unchanging than that?

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3 Responses to “‘Coz God don’t dump you”

  1. Peter Wells aka Countingducks August 26, 2014 at 5:52 pm #

    I loved this delicate, thoughtful and profound reflection and the beautiful pacing of the piece as you came to your conclusion. It is always a pleasure to read the products of your mind’s thoughts, which never fail to restore my faith in the power of healing reflection

  2. Peter Wells aka Countingducks October 13, 2014 at 4:04 pm #

    wondering how you are getting on. I’m sure you are very busy, and I hope happy, but I miss your visits to my Blog

    • astudentinkolkata October 14, 2014 at 7:18 pm #

      Hello!:) I’ve been very busy with field research, leaving me limited time and energy for the internet. Thank you for popping by and I shall be back to reading blogs soon, I hope!:)

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