I'm currently having problems with the God question and I think your chart illustrates it well. I can understand, from an intellectual perspective, that "we are all gods." That God is within us as well as outside us, that everything is connected. I can even….feels this. So it's not merely a dry intellectual abstraction. I can also take it to some logical conclusions. For example, when I pray, I'm actually praying to myself, because God is within me, and I am "God" so to speak. (or at least, I am a part of God). My biggest problem than, is not acknowledging this fact or even feeling it. Instead, I take the inquisitive nature a step further and say to myself.
"It's one thing to say I am God, but another thing entirely to act Godly."
And that's where the hole system falls apart. Because, in my mind if acknolwedge something so meaningful as being God yet continue to stew in my old vices, without advancing in virtue, it means that there is a big disconnect.
I'm not talking about transforming into a saint either. I just mean basic things like "be more patient, read more, exercise more, fast more, take care of chores better, be less anxious and more couragous, etc."
What are your feelings on this dilemma?