Defining the Divine
Today’s thought is about our definitions of the divine. It is my belief that not only should our definitions, be based on an intellectual level, but also on an intimate level. We should not limit our definitions about the divine to the borders of traditions found in our families and in our faiths. Just as man has evolved so too has the divine, for we all learn and grow.
From a Christian perspective we see the divine, in the form of monotheism, evolve from wrath into love, compassion, and forgiveness. Our definitions should not be based solely on what our parents believe or on what is written in our scriptures, no matter which scriptures you read. Always seek the divine within our own human hearts, by forming intimate connections to the divine through daily actions. Free yourself from traditions and surrender yourself over to the goodness found in a genuine connection with the divine.
The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of all true art and science. Whoever does not know it and can no longer wonder, no longer marvel, is as good as dead, and his eyes are dimmed. It was the experience of mystery – even if mixed with fear – that engendered religion. A knowledge of the existence of something we cannot penetrate, our perceptions of the profoundest reason and the most radiant beauty, which only in their most primitive forms are accessible to our minds – it is this knowledge and this emotion that constitute true religiosity; in this sense, and, and in this alone, I am a deeply religious man.