the Grand Wazoo
Joined: Aug. 2002
|Posted: Mar. 19 2003,3:27 am
Is it just me or am I just mad?
Divinity is different than culture.... divinity is what (I think) each of us feel, deep inside when we gaze out longingly (or not) upon the stars at night, attempting to comprehend existence, the fullness of its scope and our own place within it all.
It is that feeling that simultaneously engulfs one with a feeling of overwhelming consciousness and dwarfs one with a feeling of overwhelming, very centered minuteness.
Large and small, at the same time.
This is something beyond words, descriptions. Therefore beyond cultural differences. We all ascribe different words to such feelings of the infinte, eternal, godhead - what have you. Because we have all been raised differently, with different images, belief systems, etc...
But they all reference the same thing.
My only question is that why - if we all share some resonance to this concept, that of divinity - the knowledge and meaning of all things.... and of our own place in that which is eternal - our very localized existence within this lifetime, but not the entirety of our existence.....
Why cannot we perceive that there are simply many facets through which this is viewed? Each different facet is as of a pair of eyes, through which we, as incarnate mortals - see the divine through our own veils of mortality.
"God", "god", "gawd".... any interpretation of the divine - the absolute existence beyond all existences - that which we are constantly all part of and exist within - can have as many names, as many veils, as many faces as there are individual pairs of eyes doing the discerning....
No matter how we phrase our observations, it all comes down to the same thing in the end. We all look into the mirror which is eternity....