Friday, November 16, 2012

Practice Spirituality

What do you want to know about me in this regard?

When we practice spirituality or religion, we recognize that life is bigger than us. We surrender the silly idea that we are the mightiest thing ever. It enables us to connect to the source of all creation and embrace a connectedness with everything that exists. Some of the most accomplished people I know feel that they’re here doing work they’re “called to do.”
Do I believe in God? Hard to say that I do, but also hard to say that I don't. I was pretty afraid of hellfire as a kid, and I wouldn't say that as an adult I'm afraid but let's say that I have a healthy respect for its earthly equivalent: irony.

I do believe in things like the universe and the general notion that there are forces greater than myself, beyond my control, that operate on me to an unknown extent. It's actually difficult to conceive that there are people who... don't? Really? Geez, I know I don't even control all the forces contained in my own skin. And I was somewhat recently informed that the world population is up to seven billion after having been stuck in my head at four billion since that's what I learned in the fourth grade, so like, there's even way more people than I thought were in the world, all those bodies and minds and underminds and overminds, there doesn't have to be a God. And really that kind of awesome scale is just overkill, when you know that more than likely you couldn't get seven people to cooperate in the event of a zombie apocalypse.

I don't know, does this knowledge give me happiness? I can't say, but I think I can say that not knowing you're not the master of the universe might give you a little frustration?

Actually Box just wrote something great about this: The Most Haunting Post Of All. Spirituality, I guess, is a haunted house that we can be scared to death of or learn to live in.

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