What if we were all really just little gods running around acting like we’re really people? I was talking to a good friend today over coffee about this idea and how we humans can create these little worlds around ourselves with the people we attract into our lives and then work out whatever script it is that we feel we need to work out.
If life is a movie or play, then most of us get so focused on the props and the dialogue that we forget to step back and outside of the frame to see what is really going on.
I don’t know how this concept of being a little god lives quite comfortably snuggled up against the concept that there is also a power greater than myself…but somehow it does. If you look at some of the incredible inventions, technology, art, music etc. etc. etc. that humans have created over the years, it’s hard not to be impressed with ourselves. Sometimes I think we get a little too ahead of ourselves though with creating things without thinking about their impact (ahem….BP…..).
I also love the sheer biology of us that we not only can see, hear, taste, feel, smell but many times we enjoy the heck out of it as well. I mean speaking from an evolutionary standpoint this would make sense because why would a living being keep going if there wasn’t motivation to keep going but what is that extra thing that happens where we appreciate beyond the enjoyment? What is that thing in me/us that has me look up at the big bubbly white clouds on the horizon and love the majesty of them? That , to me, must be a God-like quality.
I’m not exactly sure why the combination of working things out psychologically seems to happen when we are in the throws of our hormones (like going for the obvious Mr. Right or Ms. Wrong because they are so much like mummy or daddy and trying again and again to get it right!) but there is strength in being able to step up and out of that scenario. There is majesty in that. There is power in being able to have clarity on who we want to be with and why and not just because every gene in our body is screaming for them.
All I know is that today I want to be as conscious as I can about what I am doing and the reason behind it so that I can be responsible and of service where I can. It’s like I spent decades of my life in as clear and as plastic a bubble as that boy in a bubble lived in only mine was the invisible making of my own mind and now I want to break free and truly be. Just me.
We might be giants AND it is comforting to know that there is probably always going to be something bigger than us.
Might as well enjoy our giant “tude” while we can!