The world is only as “real” as our senses will allow us to experience –
Since with limited senses we can only interact inside a limited world.
Also, the world is only as real as the ideas we take mental “rides” on –
Rides created inside our heads – and run just for fun.
If nothing we experience or think is actually fully “real,” however –
Then that experience or thought must be our subjective reality –
While positing an infinite “beyond” which no human being will ever reach.
So, what if “gratitude” is all we’ll ever be allowed to authentically experience –
With gratitude being our “Heaven?”
What if the single sole authentic message we’ll ever be given
Is “Thank you God?”
It would be some miracle if we could ever find it again –
Lost somewhere during the course of early childhood.
If, for a moment, however, we put down our more serious pursuits
And start looking –
With patience, we’ll find it’s still there.
And, if we start re-cultivating that spring-green patch of early innocence,
One day, out of it, might grow a gentle mature human being
Who – because of gratitude –
Could well be on the way to becoming “whole” – that is to say, “holy.”
Later, when God looks down
At all the human beings in the world exhibiting gratefulness –
Because of that gratitude, from God’s point of view, they’ll light up –
And can be seen.