-1 Corinthians 13:11
When we think and understand as children, we believe in the concept of limited supply. If two cups are poured, we mentally measure ours against the “other’s.” We compare; we feel trimumphant and superior or cheated.Our good is “out there” or “up there.” And we must go out and get it. We plead to a jealous and capricious Deity who we think is looking to punish SOMEONE in the hope that we will get “Him” to punish the “other” instead of us.
Or, we may think of ourselves as self-righteous martyrs, who are so much better than those who have. We revel in a revenge fantasy that they will pay for their present success with infinite torture while we watch big screen TVs and sip gin and tonics in the Skylounge.
To grow up is to let go of the “getting” concept, the notion of the “otherness.” It is to be here now and to allow that now to be embued with love and gratitude. It is to share the cup. It is to know that the cup is neither half empty nor half full, but continually replenishing.
May we affirm the coming of age of the family Human, giving thanks in advance for our ascension into the spiritual maturity of higher consciousness that Jesus taught and modeled.
Merry ADVENTures, ♥
Paintings: “Cups of Abundance” by Kanta Bosniak. Acrylic on wood, collection of the Black Water Loft, Floyd, VA.