TCSL Newsletter Continuation!
But we look at the helicopter, or computer, or genetic possibilities, and forget that a consciousness of infinite intelligent energy stands back of them all. We twist our thought about, trying to weigh and measure the world with little hope or success. Our truest wonder is reserved for the enormity of life itself. Walt Whitman said, “I celebrate myself.” Norman Cousins wrote movingly and glowingly about the celebration of life, and recommended that we turn freely, fully to the unreserved love, for life is a celebration.
However, all the head games, the intellectual pursuits, come after the connectedness of humanity and divine Presence. Only a spiritual view can make sense out of the variety of new things and people. We can get dizzy or even discouraged by our rapidly changing world. Only as we stay centered can we cope with all these other special interests. We must find the one reference point that can order all the other distractions. That’s what are affirmative prayers and meditations are for: to help us celebrate your life, with no concessions or compromises. They put a solid foundation under every speculation and discovery. So we have the intellectual type, and we have the spiritual type. The happy person is the one who has struck a balance between the two. They are aware of the world, and its works. But they are also aware of omnipresent and omniscient Source and the joy of life. They don’t divide themself — or tear themselves apart. They are in the world but not of it. They pay to Caesar what is Caesar’s and to God what is God’s. Without distress or annoyance.