Do We Have Free Will?

Written by C. Taylor

It is being suggested here that we have only one real choice in life:

To let go of fear and resistance and be taken byrepparttar flow of life, or, to fight, screaming allrepparttar 126957 way, asrepparttar 126958 flow of life takes us anyway.

Life is. It moves.

The only way we can avoid that is to die - either to our awareness of ourselves (insanity), or physically (death).

To let go of fear and resistance is, of course, not easy, and there are many different approaches to life that attempt to help us with that.

The central confusion around this is exemplified byrepparttar 126959 two views:

That we have no choice whatsoever – that life is pre-ordained Or, that almost all of life is choice – that we make good or bad choices depending on our level of self awareness or luck.

There is a “middle” way.

That we do have choice, but just one:

To recognise that we are going withrepparttar 126960 flow of life no matter what, inrepparttar 126961 same way that a twig in a stream is taken byrepparttar 126962 water and that to fightrepparttar 126963 water only brings pain and suffering –repparttar 126964 twig cannot of its own volition, go up-stream.

A wise person, seeing this, lets go and enjoysrepparttar 126965 ride –repparttar 126966 multi-textured roller- coaster ride of life.

This takes an extraordinary willingness to see through and let go ofrepparttar 126967 (perceived) safety of our day-to-day views of life.

Our day-to-day life is a complex mix of trauma, fear, mistaken ideas about life, inherited beliefs, competing “truths” about life and unmet childhood needs.


Written by Abdullah bin abid

symposium on "Time according to Quran and Science" which has been conducted byrepparttar Association of Scientific Miracles in Quran and Sunnah” it its cultural activities in Cairo. Dr. Mansoor Hassab El Nabi addressedrepparttar 126956 symposium. He assumed that Quran always opens new horizons of thoughts for thinkers and scientist. He emphasized thatrepparttar 126957 right types of science and knowledge leads, always, to faith and believe. He confirmed that there is no contradiction between science and Quran. Therefore scientist must initiate their theories carefully and religious scholars must interpretrepparttar 126958 Quranic verse correctly. Dr. Mansoor added that Quran dealt with so many scientific issues such asrepparttar 126959 creation ofrepparttar 126960 cosmos,repparttar 126961 issue of time and place. Quran says that Allah, The Almighty has createdrepparttar 126962 Universe in six days. But we must know that days of Allah are not necessarily similar torepparttar 126963 days we, human beings, know, because time is proportionate matter and not an absolute issue. This fact goes hand in hand withrepparttar 126964 conclusions ofrepparttar 126965 modern science andrepparttar 126966 theory proportionate. Time occupies an important place and role inrepparttar 126967 life of not onlyrepparttar 126968 animate creations, but alsorepparttar 126969 life ofrepparttar 126970 in animate. All of us measurerepparttar 126971 time to knowrepparttar 126972 age of things. For examplerepparttar 126973 radio cative material such asrepparttar 126974 uranium and Radium as well asrepparttar 126975 coral line reef all are turned by radiation into lead. Each radio cative element has particular rate of turning into another elements. Some scientists have used some radio cative materials such as Uranium and Carbon 14 to determinerepparttar 126976 age of earth. The scientists used alsorepparttar 126977 phenomenon of cosmic extension and widening to determinerepparttar 126978 age of earth. Dr. Mansoor dealt withrepparttar 126979 (age of cosmos) as an issue that emphasisrepparttar 126980 existence of Allah. The Almighty. Because if

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