The Clockwork of the Universe

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Illustration by RinSakura-chan

Perhaps your self-image is in the dumps and you feel empty inside. Or life is good but your faith is beckoning you to go deeper. Perhaps you have suffered a staggering loss or are clawing your way through a crisis. Maybe you view faith as a fairy tale and a crutch. Whether you feel stressed or blessed, whether you seek inspiration or entertainment, examining your core beliefs about God and the universe just might transform your life.

Do you view the universe as a friendly, orderly realm and God as a benevolent, merciful presence? Do you see the world as a harsh, unforgiving place and God as a thunderbolt-hurling, punishing force?

Do you question the very existence of God? Do you believe the workings of the universe are random and capricious and that life intrinsically lacks meaning and purpose?

Do you demand irrefutable evidence of God’s presence that your senses and science can observe and measure?

One can search the brain with a microscope and not find the mind, and can search the stars with a telescope and not find God.
J. Gustav White

While some may argue that belief in God requires a leap of faith, great philosophers throughout history have reasoned that the existence of divine intelligence is logical and inescapable.

Aristotle argued that all of creation is imbued with inherent purpose, and that the synthesis of order, direction, and continual motion in the universe cannot be a byproduct of chance.

I cannot imagine how the clockwork of the universe can exist without a clockmaker.
Voltaire

As you accept the notion of a divine intelligence at work in the world, your awareness of and appreciation for the perfection of God’s plan gradually expands.

Take all the time you need. God has infinite patience and the laws of the universe will continue to operate.

If you understand, things are just as they are; if you do not understand, things are just as they are.
Zen wisdom

Close your mind to the existence of God, and you close the door to a wondrous new dimension bursting with untold opportunities to welcome even more peace, joy, and love into your heart.

Remember this. When people choose to withdraw far from a fire, the fire continues to give warmth, but they grow cold. When people choose to withdraw far from light, the light continues to be bright in itself but they are in darkness. This is also the case when people withdraw from God.
Saint Augustine






ABOUT PHIL BOLSTA

Phil is the author of Through God’s Eyes: Finding Peace and Purpose in a Troubled World, a comprehensive guide to living a spiritual life. Who will benefit from reading it?

Anyone who is on a spiritual path, or wants to start one
Anyone who loves life, or wants to learn how to
Anyone who is happy, or wants to be happier

To order your copy of Through God’s Eyes, go to GodsEyesOrder.com OR order from Amazon at GodsEyesAmazon.com OR for an inscribed copy, click here to e-mail Phil for information.

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Through God’s Eyes won first place in the “Spirituality and Inspirational” category at the San Diego Book Awards on June 22, 2013.

Here is a two-minute video introduction to Through God’s Eyes.




Want to learn more about Through God’s Eyes? Here is a free 40-page PDF sampler from the book that includes:

• an overview of the book
• the complete table of contents
• the Foreword by Caroline Myss
• my Introduction
• chapter excerpts
• a sample end-of-chapter story
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Just click on the link below to download your free PDF sampler!
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Phil’s eBook, The Logic of Living a Spiritual Life: Supporting a Life of Faith Through Logic and Reason, is now available for 99 cents on Amazon.

Order it at GodIsLogical.com.

In this eBook, you’ll find answers to questions like:
• What is the cornerstone of a spiritual life, and why?
• What is the secret to liberating yourself from other people’s judgments and expectations?
• Why is there an exception to “Everything happens for a reason”?


Those who worship logic instead of God are only half right. Not only is it logical to believe in God and to live a faith-based life, the existence of a loving, benevolent God that governs all creation is perhaps the only systematic worldview that explains every aspect of life.




Schedule a Mastery Mentoring phone session with Phil to learn how to apply principles of spiritual living more effortlessly and effectively. Priced affordably! Click here to e-mail Phil for details.



SiSe_fullcover_final.inddPhil is also the author of Sixty Seconds: One Moment Changes Everything, a collection of 45 inspiring, life-changing stories from prominent people he interviewed, including Joan Borysenko, Deepak Chopra, geneticist Dr. Francis Collins, acclaimed sportswriter Frank Deford, Dr. Larry Dossey, Wayne Dyer, Dan Millman, Caroline Myss, Dr. Christiane Northrup, Dr. Dean Ornish, Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen, Dr. Bernie Siegel, James Van Praagh, singer Billy Vera, Doreen Virtue, Neale Donald Walsch, and bassist Victor Wooten.

Here is a three-minute video that introduces you to Phil and his book. Click here to order Sixty Seconds. Click here to ask Phil to add you to his e-mail list for updates on his blog and books.

Reading this book is like spending a few minutes face to face with each of the contributors and listening to their personal stories. Click here to read unsolicited testimonials from readers. Learn more by visiting the official Sixty Seconds website.

Sixty Seconds was one of three finalists in the General Interest/How-To category at the 12th annual Visionary Awards presented by COVR (Coalition of Visionary Resources) in Denver on June 27, 2009.

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2 Responses to “The Clockwork of the Universe”

  1. Elisabeth Manning Says:

    Thank you so much. This is so needed, and I for one am always wanting to learn from those who, in my eyes, really hold keys to true success of character. Thank you. Humanity is better because you are in it. I am all for building a better human. All the best to you. Elisabeth Manning

  2. Phil Bolsta Says:

    Thank you for the kind words, Elisabeth.

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