Spirit

Dielectric

Here is a strange simile: God is like the parallel plates of a capacitor, and we are the molecules of dielectric between them.

A capacitor is formed from two flat sheets of metal; they do not contact each other, but are connected through a source of power. Electrons from one plate move to the other, impelled by the voltage across the plates.

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On Mediation

Love and truth spring forth in all times and all places – even in the hearts of chaos and corruption. We strive to follow the Good Way, but only in vain can we define it. Dust devils of DNA whirl down the generations, rampaging, making things new, making things fit, breaking eggs to make omelettes. To our surprise, we arrive in this life.

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Quaker Culture: Inward Life

[I] was early convinced in my mind that true Religion consists in an inward life, wherein the Heart doth Love and Reverence God the Creator, and learn to exercise true Justice and Goodness, not only toward all men, but also toward the Brute Creatures.

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