Oh... *heh heh*... yes.
A lot of my IRL friends are Roman Catholic, but I'm definitely Protestant and mostly Baptist. I don't make a huge secret out of it or anything - I'm mostly 'living' in a very secular environment, and people who know me know I'm the nerd who goes often to Bible study and rarely to bars, but I don't make a big deal out of it either. Like you said - just getting on with life. Someone asks a question, I'll answer probably in more detail than they were expecting, but... yeah. Living life.
What you're saying makes sense. But I always figured, sure, a lot of what happens is osik'la
, but if you're a whirl of disorganized emotions, first up you're not going to be terribly useful because (I don't know if this applies to 'normal' people, but it does to me) it's really hard to think straight or do anything productive when you're in turmoil.
Even pray...yes, God is always listening no matter how weird you're being, but actively and seriously praying for someone or something takes concentration.
Also... you ever try looking for something in a room that's a total shambles? The well-ordered
thing isn't for inner peace, that whole 'aum' idea, half as much as it is for efficiency.
And aside from the obvious point of entropy and thus disorder increasing because thermodynamics, I do wholeheartedly believe there is an order, a harmony, if you will, to the universe.
And - I have to totally disagree with your point about separation from reality! Taking a breath, taking a moment to find a center, balance, calm down, focus - that connects
you to reality, by cutting through all the ett
that's your ego, your me me me
side. People naturally focus on what's bugging them - if your emotions, your feelings, the mess that's closest and therefore easiest to focus on, is in order, you're free to think about the real
(Also I should clarify: it's not feeling nothing
, it's tidying as you go. "I feel angry - why? Random frustration. Okay, thank you, random frustration, I don't need you, you can go. I feel sad - why? My burc'ya
is having a really hard day. Okay, I will help them. Thank you, sadness, your work is done, you can go." Like with pain: you cut your hand, it hurts, so you check to see if it's anything that will cause trouble. Bandaid on it, thank you pain for alerting me to this issue, you're done, you can go.)
(That was kind of the aim - the not-flooding. It irritates some people, and while there's a terrific
precedent for irritating people in a good cause, this isn't exactly the place to be unnecessarily annoying.)
Sorry, this ran on way longer than I thought it would!
Duumir cuy haat acyk gar kar'ta bal haa Dral. An ashi dar'cuy. - Surenit Kli'qiy