I have to admit I had the most bizarre of days yesterday. It left me wondering about the divide between the human ability to change and work to walk in a spiritual way when people are stuck into the rules, regulations, and traditions of religion?
This was a question that popped into my head when I was in the Winter Solstice passageway chamber that was 5,000 years old, and I thought about the age of the universe and then tried to quickly track the sad reality of how humans treated anything that was different in Ireland in just the last five thousand years.
In one day, I went to a service and was able to drop beyond that space of just standing there and looking at my watch, or distracted with my thoughts…I was focused and in a place that probably is what religion wishes us to all experience and perhaps live in. I have mentioned in the writing of the last few years that I met a few people in my life that appear to be walking in it – each of who will tell you they are merely a piece of sand in the grand cosmos and not worth much of anything.
The service ended, and it was like someone shut the door on the meaning of the services and all the demons and habits in people came out while, of all things, trying to bring decorations into the church for the Christmas holiday. It was a microcosm of what happens when people do things by habit from an external perspective and forget about looking inside and changing.
I probably should just stop here, as it didn’t get much better as the day went along and I finally just finished the outdoor decorations at my folks and said, “dad, I am going up in the woods…I just need to get grounded away from the lunacy of people and their issues.”
Now that I think about it. That is something I can write about another day. That topic, being the beauty of sunset in a forest. As for today – we have demolition, and I have to extend the controlled environments into new market segments. Who knew a sketch on a table in Switzerland years ago would lead to where we are today?
May all of you have a great day and not get caught in the seeming barrage of secular stuff that seems to be more and more of an avalanche of things to distract one from the meaning of the holidays. Maybe people are just stressed? I don’t really know? Or did common sense become rarer in today's connected society?