This is supposed to be fun, whatever "it" is -- work, relationships, our bodies, Life... I'm not saying that every single second is going to be a joyride; of course it's not. But generally, this trip is for our pleasure. This life is for us to discover sheer delight within ourselves and in each other -- even through difficulties and in times of challenge, even in those experiences that stretch us and break us open.
I'm not being glib -- I know it seems sometimes like misery and fatalism make a whole lotta sense. Like, for a thousand different reasons, we should surrender in defeat. Otherwise, why would some things in the world be so freakin' awful? Why would some challenges hit us again and again? Why would we have to deal with unfairness and injustice and cruelty?
And still I'm saying -- we need to be willing to declare that we're here to experience love and life and joy. That this is our purpose, our mission, our calling. I AM HERE ON THE PLANET TO HAVE A GOOD TIME.
And this includes my spirituality. For sure, it needs to include my spirituality -- my relationship to the Infinite and to everything in It. For the love of God, the Goodness of Life better include this, or I'm setting myself up for unhappiness. IT IS THE UNIVERSE'S JOB TO SHOW ME A GOOD TIME.
The Sacred should not suck -- in any way. It shouldn't be boring or dreary or obligatory. It shouldn't leave me feeling inadequate, broken, or depleted. The Sacred, by definition, should lift us and light us up from bottom to top, it should call us in and bliss us out, it should nourish us and expand our individualized being into greater and more joyous self-expression. If it doesn't, then we're doing it wrong.