We live in a virtual world. It’s a world built on what our minds tell us might be real. We believe it. We accept it. We physically react to it. However the world exists, for the most part, primarily in our heads.
The fact that we live in a virtual world is one most, myself included, do not understand. We seamlessly blend our physical and virtual worlds into a whole, unaware that we are often fighting demons and problems which only exist in our minds. Nothing quite makes sense but it all seems so real. The next step one often takes involves reaching out to others for solutions. Well meaning people respond to our descriptions, however inadequate and incomplete, and offer advice. On a macro level you can see this phenomena unfolding through the massive sales of self-help books.
I wonder if we realize how easy it is to turn to others for solutions instead of dealing directly with Divinity. Most think the latter is impossible. I believe, and my experience confirms, Divinity is ready, able, and willing to engage in the gritty details of everyday living. I often do not want to hear, but the Voice is present. I often do not want to act, yet Hope and Encouragement cheer me on regardless.
People have their role. We need to be accountable. We need to be confronted. Anytime it happens it is a good thing! People care and are expressing themselves in way that is potentially constructive and life saving. Yet they are not gods, big G or little g. Some advice of old plays out, though I wouldn’t have said it quite so bluntly. “Quit scraping and fawning over mere humans, so full of themselves, so full of hot air! Can't you see there's nothing to them?” (Isaiah 2.22)
Today is full of uncertainties, moments of fear, and real pain. It is also full of moments we can be with Divinity, living out hope, exercising compassion, and realizing dreams. Whatever we might think of our path and future, it all happens in the present.
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