I saw a sign this morning in front of a small church:
God forgets the past-
I smiled. How simple. How profound. If you do not naturally know how to forget the past, you can pretend you do.
Wait, imitate? what do they mean imitate? how do I imitate “God”? I don’t even know if God is pure light or someone that looks like me and you. How do I imitate that which I can’t see?
Ah, I imitate the action. But is it action or is it non-action when you forget the past?
I decided to vote in favor of action, because for many of us, forgetting the past is in fact action, it requires “something”, clearing our mind, focusing on a simple picture in our minds, but certainly, navigating ourselves from visiting past paths that cannot be changed. The only thing you can do by visiting the past is effect the present and the next present and so on.
Ok, so I began to get a handle on this…then I thought “imitate”, as in copy? I felt the need to look up the word imitate…not sure I really understood.
Dictionary.com on “imitate” lead me to a variety of similar definitions, the majority of which referred to copying a person or image.
Well ok then, I was not feeling quite so foolish for my desire to look up the word imitate and take the simple six word message I saw earlier today and turn it into a voluminous meandering post.
As I continued to read the definitions, the word “act” jumped out at me, to strive to copy an act.
Now, I can put this to rest, I can live with that interpretation of the word “imitate” and thereby live with the wording of the message. I don’t know need to figure out what form God takes in order to follow the message.
So copying the Divine, I am presently, forgetting the past and signing off of the last few hours of thought.