I generated a list of reasons that had very unscientific, externally unverifiable consequences.
- Access one’s intuition and wisdom.
- Develop attentional perspicacity sufficient to create a choice.
- Effecting emotional outcomes. Impact body’s overall health and functioning.
Imagine if we never developed our experience of gift-giving beyond Santa. We get. Where does it come from? Don’t know.
What if it never developed beyond “I get gifts?” Similarly our definition of energy may be developmentally underrepresented as Santa's mysterious generosity.
The calorie is a good definition of energy.
It’s scientific. We categorize foods with it, we effort using calories.
But "calorie" does not include in its definition words like love, service, attention, or compassion. Yet calories help us express those things.
The calorie is santa—it brings gifts of combustion.
The calorie never asks us what relationships we hold dear or what value we place on what we’ll do with it. What will we do in the world with a calorie?
Will we be of Service or selfish?
When we choose to use caloric energy to grow relationships and values, we ought to term that Divinity.
Remembering one’s divinity. [Hope]
Accessing one’s divinity. [Charity]
Relying on one’s divinity. [Faith]
Divinity is value structure based on energy currency.
That gift came from somewhere—how do I honor it?
That gift came to me without my deserving it—how do I show Gratitude?
That gift could be used not just for my selfish enterprising—how can I be of Service?
Divinity answers these questions.
Overheard in a locker room: self-admonishing for eating pasta last night. Seen: someone pokes their belly with a look of disdain.
Even if you change the number on your waist, arms, or on the bathroom scale...
Is the world a more Beautiful place? Practice remembering your Divinity...Breathe.
Are you wiser? Practice relying on your Divinity...Feel.
Do you live in integrity? Practice accessing your Divinity...Love.