Another spontaneous Something Deeperism essay
Something Deeperism is a pretty common worldview. In fact, it is everyone’s worldview. We all know that we cannot believe in, care about, or follow our own feeling/thinking/acting except to the degree it is grounded upon a nonrelative insight into what is really going on, what really matters, what we should really do, and how we should do it. And we also all know that our feeling/thinking/acting is finite but the insight we seek, being by definition Absolute (ie: not just an opinion, and/or some animal’s inborn way of gathering, organizing, and analyzing information, but something True); therefore, we all know that we cannot hope for a literal insight. But that’s fine—literal certainty doesn’t even make any sense to us any way. What could make sense and be meaningful to us would be an adequate organization of our feelings and ideas around a Truth shining in and through all things, including each conscious moment. Through aware, clear, honest, accurate, competent, kind- and open-hearted/minded reflection we can gain more intellectual insight into our own emotions—though emotions are wider and deeper than ideas and will never fit literally/1:1/definitively into them. Likewise, perhaps through aware, clear, honest, accurate, competent, kind- and open-hearted/minded reflection we can gain more emotional and intellectual insight into the Light shining in and through all things. Why not? Worth a shot. And perhaps one could reach a tipping point where it became truer for that person to say, “We are all in this together” than to say, “I don’t know what’s going on”. Perhaps. It’s the only hope. And mystics and gentle souls nod towards the goal’s feasibility. So we may as well all reach for the Light.