This was sort of going through my head along with the thoughts in the last article, so they are probably related.
I remember in a religion class, some religion or the other regarded sex as “divine play”, as they put it. I always liked that description, and wish I had more to say on the subject, but it will have to wait for another time.
I’ve heard it expressed in other ways, how we conscious living beings are something really amazing. I think the preacher at church a couple weeks ago put it pretty well: “we are intended to be divine beings” or something along those lines. It really stuck with me, because, back to creating a reality for ourselves, if we are going around holding in our thoughts that we are divine creations, or creatures if you’re uncomfortable with religious verbage. That’s a powerful mindset to put yourself in, I think, and it’s one of the reasons I don’t think you necessarily have to be religious to glean powerful insights into better living.
Just something I thought about. I guess I owe it to the preacher for planting that thought, because I really liked thinking about that, and it sort of does put you in a certain frame of mind. It’s a way to lighten the load, I guess, to think, “hey, God’s got this, I don’t need to worry about it.” (Again, borrowing heavily from the preacher’s words, here). It’s not so much putting faith in God, maybe, (I’m on my own, here), as it is just a way to put your mind at rest from needless worry.
So, while I’m trying to invent a better reality for myself, maybe I’ll try to keep that thought in mind, for it is a pleasant one, I think: We were made to be divine creatures. Maybe that’s a lot to live up to at times, but maybe that’s the point. It sets a high standard to aspire to. And people do amazing things all of the time, so it’s not like it’s beyond our power; it has more to do with our frame of mind and the way we view the world and our role in it.