Monday, February 9th, 2015

MY ANSWER TO MY OWN QUESTION SURPRISED ME!

At a recent family gathering to celebrate my husband’s birthday, I asked a question at dinner.  My adult kids are used to this and sometimes they like it and dig in and sometimes they groan and say, “Pour me some wine.”

I asked, “What makes you optimistic?”  One said his kids.  One said her art.
Most avoided the question so I jumped in and said, “The growing integration between religion and science.”  What?  Huh? Where on earth did that come from.  I probably should have said, “My adult children who are the best on earth.” (Which they mostly are.)  How cerebral!  How esoteric! And how true!

Really. I am so curious and hopeful about how the unseen reality will become to be seen and experienced in such a way that there is a tangibility to invisible connections and divine something or other.  I hate to be old enough to die before this integration gets really interesting.  

If this topic interests you at all, try reading Fingerprints of God: What Science is Learning About the Brain and Spiritual Experience.

In the meantime, answer the question of my dinner table.

“WHAT MAKES YOU OPTIMISTIC?”




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