Jon Kabat-Zinn leader in mind/body medicine and a leading psychologist…
There is a huge and rising hunger on the part of just about everybody for authentic experience and reconnecting with what’s deepest and best in ourselves in an ever accelerating and complex world.
For the last decade there has been a tremendous amount of research going on that demonstrates dramatic and lasting change for the better springs from radically shifting your perspective of who you are. Great external change comes out of this shift in perspective. This shift in perspective comes from how and where we direct our attention and intention
Jesus said I have come to give you full life, abundant (perissos) life, over the top life.
I want to suggest that Jesus came for the express purpose of helping us shift our perspective so we can experience this transformative life.
Think about Jesus’ opening sermon picked up from John the Baptist…
Reorient your lives (repent, some have suggested “move beyond your mind”) the Kingdom of God is the framework you need to see right now!
(Metanoia in the context of theological discussion, where it is often used, is usually interpreted to mean repentance. However, some people argue that the word should be interpreted more literally to denote changing one’s mind, in the sense of embracing thoughts beyond its present limitations or thought patterns (an interpretation which is compatible with the denotative meaning of repentance but replaces its negative connotation with a positive one, focusing on the superior state being approached rather than the inferior prior state being departed from).
Now what exactly is fuller or deeper life?
If a surveyor were to ask you that question how would you respond??
Please post your thoughts.