Well! It appears that a lot of people want to talk about God — belief in God, having a personal relationship with God, God as a higher-power, God as metaphor, the color of God’s eyes (kidding), and lots more. Including talking about talking about God, which I find particularly fascinating.
Alas, it’s 5:00 on a Friday afternoon and that means I’ll be shutting down the computer shortly for a Shabbat respite. But before I go, I just want to mention that I heard a very cool guy on the radio yesterday, by the name of William Powers (I think — I was driving and couldn’t jot it down… of course I could have, but we all know what that can lead to), who wrote a book called “Hamlet’s Blackberry.” It’s all about how his family decided to stop using their cell phones on the weekends, and instead pay attention to the present moment; or, as he said, “showing up for your life as fully as you can.” But — and this is my favorite part — it’s OK to wallow in the luxury that is technology, just not 24/7.
Which is interesting, because I’ve heard the word “mindfulness” 3 or 4 times this week. Either I’m being haunted by messages to wake up and pay attention, or a lot of other people are thinking the same thing.
About the touchy-feely stuff. I’ll have to explore that a little more too, because several people have told me I’m nuts — as my daughter so delicately put it, “Mom, you do lots of that touchy-feel shit when you lead services.” So maybe I’m not as uptight as I thought.
Last, thanks to advice from my friend Lael and my other daughter (who agrees with her sister, by the way) I’ve moved my blog to a different host site. I copied everything from the old one, so if you’re new, it’s all here. And if you’re “old” and you followed me here, thank you.
I am not so comfortable with all the God talk either. I feel like the ministers talk about God like they actually know what God wants, thinks, expects. I am very much a Reconstructionist in my views and I have a problem with that. It is easier to embrace peoplehood and practices/traditions than all the God talk.