Life Hack for Getting Suddenly Awesome: Know That You Are Holy

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In his book Bluebeard, Kurt Vonnegut says something very profound. He says that he doesn’t think that people become enlightened when God speaks to us, but that it is when we finally let go of the idea that we need God or anything else, and when we let ourselves be most human, that our greatest epiphanies occur.

Until very recently, I didn’t understand what he meant. Being more human makes us more spiritual? I thought. How does that work?

After a while, though, I understood. I knew that that it was true, and the reason was very simple:

It’s because people are holy.

That’s right: People are holy. Even religious people are holy. Even Christians are holy. Even the worst person alive is holy.

Every action a person ever takes is holy, because it is the choice they are making about the kind of experience they want to have on this earth.

And when we finally realized this, and when we finally learn that we can make our own decisions without anyone’s help, even God’s, is when our greatest epiphanies and our highest enlightenment occurs.

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More Stuff to Read:

Some Spiritual Practices Actually Work. It’s Amazing.

There are hundreds of spiritual techniques for overcoming depression and increasing inner peace. Only one blog talks about whether or not they work. With ratings. (Take that, God.)

I Suspect Inner Peace Is Just a Myth. Here Are Interviews With People Who Disagree.

Some people are such show-offs. But that doesn’t mean they’re not worth listening to.

There’s a Book for That, Too

It’s a great time to get suddenly awesome. So many teachers. So many books.

I’m a Partner, a Mom, a Friend, a Mom, a Sister, a Daughter, a Businessperson and a Mom. Here’s What Helps.

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