I changed the name of this talk as I began and ended with my Honda generator running in back to burn up all the old gas. How long will it run. And that reminded me of the Seinfeld skit where Kramer tries to run a dealer car on empty. The Quest of Eternal Youth or the Inexhaustible Source of Energy begins even in Genesis when God blocks the True of Life from man with the Cherubim. There is always a dragon guarding the cave where the gold is hidden. And even gold is a symbol of the Sun, the inexhaustible source of energy and life. So where is it?
Our Western Culture has been very successful in creating alternative sources of energy, but they have side effects, as we are discovering now. Every proxy source of this Fountain has negative side-effect. We are always looking for the Source in the wrong place.
If we say the Source is God, we are still looking in the wrong place because now we are looking ini the Idea of God. When an IDEA become the source of your energy, then you have to keep feeding this Idea with your energy. You are the source of energy for the Idea that gives you energy, and eventually you are going to run out of gas. There is a sacrifice here when we invest in an Idea or anything for that matter as our Source of Energy. We are looking for the Source out there…in form..in the world…in things.
The Source of your energy is not out there. You are the Source of You. But in order to find that Source you have to give yourself away. How long can you run with the gas needle on Empty? What keeps the gas tank filling up as you empty it. The Conservative will never know.
What keeps your well filling up as you continue to pump it dry? How can you find out? Is there an experiment of manual for this? Try this to see if it works. You see what’s missing with this question: Will this work? I want some guarantee. I want some insurance because I am not totally ready to give it all up. I’ve got to keep something in reserve, some left over on the plate. What is that trace I hold back? It’s the thought of Me.