The Great Cosmic Joke

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A genuine sense of humor with an active imagination are two of the most valuable qualities you can possess as a human being. They allow you to find the funny in just about anything so you can laugh whenever you want.

When I'm having one of those really challenging days, there is one thing I find particularly helpful: I tell myself a joke. Not just any joke, but what I call The Great Cosmic Joke.

It goes something like this. The Creator says, "Billions of years ago, I created an infinite universe out of nothing and somewhere along the way there formed billions of galaxies and there was one galaxy that formed called the Milky Way, and way out on the edge of one of the spiral arms of this galaxy there is a little solar system with a medium-sized star called the Sun and a tiny little blue planet rotating around it called Earth.

Now somewhere on this Earth is an infinite soul that I created and filled with the Divine spark who chose to incarnate and wear a series of bodysuits for a series of lifetimes, and now he's in the middle of one of them - along with seven billion other souls, all coming and going - and he's rushing around and fretting and thinking he's very unhappy because he isn't getting his way right now. Actually, though, he isn't so unhappy as he is forgetful, because I have surrounded him everywhere and every moment with constant reminders that he is safe, he is not alone, and that the universe is a very funny place if only he will look."

And then I look. I look down and see my body. I look at my hands and realize, "Oh yeah, that's right. I chose this." I realize I am a soul having a human experience, an infinite being that chose this again, a life in the physical; to be shoehorned into another bodysuit that is always trying to keep itself together for a brief period of some eight to ten decades, if I'm lucky.

A special sort of shaved monkeysuit that is filled with holes and always huffing and puffing and sweating and farting and pissing and pooping and drinking and eating and fighting gravity just maintain itself and stand upright so it can run around and play and learn the lessons to be able to understand more deeply, love more fully, accept the Truth more completely, and share my gifts more freely with others without ever forgetting where we all really came from, the Creator.

And I laugh.

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