“I am incapable of conceiving infinity, and yet I do not accept finity.” — Simone de Beauvoir
The very nature of infinity is that it is beyond conception. Any attempt to define, conceive, or qualify the infinite can’t help but curb our experience of it. And of course, this is what we must do. We make choices and set intentions, circumscribing the infinite for all practical purposes as we make our way through life making sense of everything.
It’s important to remember, however, that even as we choose these limitations — creating actualities out of possibilities and particulars out of infinities — we are not really binding or confining the Infinite, but merely our experience of it. Infinity still exists everywhere always.
I’m wondering what might be possible if we recognized that all of it — this, that, you, me, money, time, life — is something more like Infinity Concentrate. Not a limitation but a concentration. Maybe we’d make bigger, greater, more beautiful choices.
Can’t wait to see you Saturday at 6:00 pm, at Albuquerque Center for Spiritual Living (abqcsl.org). Please join us for community & cheer at 5:30. XO, Rev. Drew
REO Speedwagon’s 1984 power ballad has been in my head — it’s been like my 8th grade homecoming dance in there all week. “I can’t fight this feeling anymore. I’ve forgotten what I started fighting for…”
The song has begun to occur for me like an anthem about the eternal generosity of Spirit, which is our truest & most natural state: a perpetually pouring overflow of plenty, an effortless sharing of ourselves with each other and the world.
Natural though it is, most of us have spent much of our lives trying to fight this feeling. And whatever our reasons, whatever constraining ideas of ourselves or the world made us think we needed to fight our most expansive feelings of spiritual giving-ness, these reasons no longer serve us.
Can’t fight it. Don’t need to fight it. Better off not fighting it. I can’t wait to see you Saturday at 6:00, at Albuquerque Center for Spiritual Living (abqcsl.org). Join us at 5:30 for cheer, and community. XO, Rev. Drew