I am working to accept permission to be in relationship with my own ruminations and emotions, with other people, with the universe, and with God without being restricted by the need to fit in. This is not to say I am avoiding the bi-directional sharing of thought and emotion with other people. The opposite. I am looking for people and experiences who are drawn to grow beyond our supposed physical and spiritual limitations. Hence, I post.
The placement of those damnable restrictions may be the primary error of our cultural, political, economic, and religious institutions. It is a crime against humanity and all that exists. Thus, the first recorded invitation of Jesus was to adopt a new paradigm (repent - do a 180) because the whole universe is in you (kingdom of God), not in a building or an institution. Pretty sure most eastern religions have similar sentiments. The radical implication is that the consciousness of humans is where God is - and vice versa. This, I believe is the mythological dividing line.
Absolute belonging is the dividing line. Therefore, if thought, emotion, word, and action contribute to belonging then they are in line with the ultimate universal principles of this paradigm. If they require a restriction of the essential self; if they make a person hide or limit who they really are, if they devalue, if they do not contribute to the generative and equitable resourcing of all kinds of people and the environment - then they are not contributing to the structure of belonging that is both us and the container we exist in.
We all belong. We always have belonged. Regardless and in spite of our effort to fit in.
I write in a geeky, sciency, hopefully poetic way about belonging, storytelling, community building, deconstruction and construction,