“A Better World”

“Skylar was not escaping from an ugly world to a more beautiful one (alright, to be honest, he was); at least, he was not just escaping.  He was discovering, in these reveries, according to his mode of analysis, a more ontologically valid world than the one in which everyone else appeared to live.  In his understanding, the surface world of vacuum cleaners, chemical factories, and hardened chewing gum lacked any lasting fundamental reality.  Reality meant Eternity and Infinity.  The surface world was the exact opposite: temporal and limited.  By moving inside himself, sinking deep inside his soul, he contacted a place closer to Truth, a better approximation of Being than that seen in surface appearances.  He imagined it like this: Infinite Being was formless, limitless, and everlasting Spirit.  The process of creation allowed this substanceless Essence to apparently become progressively denser and more concrete, as an intuition ripens into a pre-thought, then a near-thought, then an actual thought, and finally manifests on the lips as words.  Or, using a scientific analogy, as the pure vacuum of space becomes, progressively, the ionosphere, thermosphere, mesosphere, stratosphere, and, as it nears earth, the troposphere, the cauldron wherein cold and heat mix to form turbulence and weather, atmospheric mass and pressure increase dramatically.  One might say that the vacuum has, in its approach to earth, changed from finer to coarser, lighter to heavier, thinner to thicker.”

Richard Maddox

Richard Dietrich Maddox's writing focuses on the search for permanent happiness, the goal of finding paradise on earth, the attainment of human Enlightenment. His work, though fiction, attempts to convey the profound spiritual Truth passed on to humanity by Enlightened Masters. Maddox approaches spiritual wisdom from a Western level of experience, presenting characters to whom readers can easily relate, offering situations in which readers might well have found themselves. His work offers, in a style which those living in the West will find understandable, the possibility of blissful existence.

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