Amazing to have an experience wherein all Creation comes even more into focus, simply by allowing the senses to bring one into the true present moment, as happened yesterday. While not as intense right now, the effects are progressive. It feels as if they are growing within. This contemplative's not the same as before it happened.
Standing in the present moment allows one to see what's really important, and what is no longer. Buddha always said to experience not simply take someone else's word for it. This isn't some flash-in-the-plan New Age fluff, but, rather, an awareness that's ancient.
Nor is this a denial of anything in one's past, but, there comes a time, if what's there has been acknowledged and worked with, to let it all go: the good, the bad and the ugly. To cling to it is simply unhealthy attachment. One let's go of one's own self. In so doing, we become the void, only to be filled with the Love of God.
Creeds, rituals, and scriptures point beyond themselves to Truth that is far deeper. They become iconic, not ends in themselves. For beyond them, there stands our Beloved awaiting, beginning to run toward the returning prodigal, up to now so full of hubris wrapped in ragged words and theologies, whose heart yearns for the Fullness of that embrace...