A danger I don’t want to be confused by here is the temptation to save God. I recognize I have dabbled there. But, I am not saving God. The agenda here is not to prove or disprove, to champion Her, or to drag any of us through the cutting edge of knowledge on dark matter.
How much I get out of having God in psychiatry is all about me. It’s good for me, my psyche and my self care. I like who I am through the eyes of God, who is and who is personal. I like what it does to me and my relationships. This is how I see God in my life – home, biology, work, disaster, accident, gardening.
She cannot be quantified. If you can imagine it, God may be that and more.
If I were a plumber, than God would be in plumbing for me. It just so turns out that I am professionally, a psychiatrist.
Most people whom I’ve heard speak about God don’t have much that I want. God did not employ them, from my perspective, any more than He did to me in mine. Or the opposite is just as true. She did.
Rob the pastor needs to do what is best for Rob. Instead, I hear Rob turfing off the disappointments in his life on God.
Why do I do it, bring God into my self-care? Because I want to. Embracing that there is more knowledge than there is now in humanity, is part of Her and my relationship.
Question: What do you want? Why do you include or disclude God from your self-care? Please speak! It’s healthy for you. It’s healthy for me. Keep on.
Self-care Tip: Don’t save God. Start with Me.