There are times when my entire being seems to hunger for God. Although I am a highly and deeply sexual person, still, the spiritual side of my being cannot be denied. I often wonder why it is that such a longing for the divine exists? Why are some people profoundly moved to seek God, to fill their souls with spiritual sustenance, while others seem to care not a wit, and are even hostile to, spiritual matters. I don’t know. All I know is that I am one of those who cannot live without a spiritual foundation. Yes, I have my issues with my own organized religion, Catholicism, but that does not negate or even diminish the importance of that faith for my daily life.
I like to write about beauty. In addition to physical beauty there is another kind, perhaps even more important–spiritual beauty. I often see manifestations of the divine in our physical world, such in the awesome magnificence of a great mountain. Our ancestors worshipped mountains as divine forces, as do some cultures today, and I can see why. The above photo is of the greatest mountain of all, Mt. Everest. It is a sight of great and terrible beauty, something which can stir the soul with fear and dread but also with awe and respect, even love, for the wondrous and nearly unapproachable glory of God’s creation.
When I see such a sight, even in a photo, I long that much more deeply for God, for the divine forces, seen and unseen, that permeate our world. And such divinity is, for me at least, the source of all beauty. It is something I cannot live without.
Thank you David.I was just thinking about you as I prayed my rosary and was longing to see a spiritual blog entry from you and thank you for providing one.
I have also wondered why is it that many people are deeply spiritual and have such a deep longing to be so while others dont care for it but are content to carry on with life without the spiritual.I dont want to stand in judgement of these people but I am sure these people are either empty or they simply replace the spiritual with other meaningful to them things in life.
I’ve always been fascinated by Socrates’ bold statement that “The un-examined life is not worth living.”
He doesn’t mince words. He doesn’t say that the un-examined life is “less meaningful than it could be” or “one of many possible responses to human existence.” He simply and clearly says it’s not even worth living.
Why does he make such strong, unequivocal statement?
Socrates believed that the purpose of human life was personal and spiritual growth. We are unable to grow toward greater understanding of our true nature unless we take the time to examine and reflect upon our life.You have done exactly that.Examine your life like I have and like I believe all humans should.It is truly to know one’s self and then to hopefully know God or the Divine.
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Racer X said:
Thanks. As you know, exploring the different and sometimes similar worlds of spirituality and sexuality is the main theme of this blog. After many more erotic oriented posts, I realized it was time to write something about the spiritual side of life.
Writing about one’s spiritual life is by its very nature confessional, so I am glad my words can give you a bit of spiritual sustenance.