Introducing ... cosmicomorphic

It's a word I coined.  A rich, luxurious mouthful of a word.  A new word about the most important relationship:  between you and the cosmos.

You may be familiar with anthropomorphism. That's when we use our imagination to alter non-human beings, like animals,  plants, or even the cosmos, to ascribe human characteristics to them.

Cosmicomorphism is when we adapt or extend -- morph -- our view of existence, from individuals to culture to nature, infusing it with our understanding of cosmic principles.  A cosmic principle is any generalizable principle or law that has physical consequences.

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-morphing Well

Morphing is opening a creative lens to understanding other-ness.  Just like anthropomorphism, cosmicomorphism can be clever, and is often healing, to human relationships. 

Over time and through a variety of paths, we experience the external world as more and more global in scope.   We consciously or unconsciously seek to align it with cosmic principles, based on a variety of motivations.  Paradoxically, it is the urge to -morph Well, to perceive and heal other-ness, that also puts us at risk.  When the underlying principles are poorly framed, we internalize distorted and injurious perspectives. 

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Everything is OK

The very coherence of existence -- that we live in a  physically resilient cosmos -- is the most fundamental and inclusive form of goodness. 

If natural goodness is a cosmic principle, it must encompass (all) humans.  Humankind is an integral, though not indispensable, part of the cosmos.  If the image you carry of your "place in the world" is overwhelming, confused, always in flux, fantastical, or microscopic, your cosmic lens may be dirty or broken.

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"Lovingly to hope all things is the opposite of despairingly to hope nothing at all. Love hopes all things – yet is never put to shame. To relate oneself expectantly to the possibility of the good is to hope. To relate oneself expectantly to the possibility of evil is to fear. By the decision to choose hope one decides infinitely more than it seems, because it is an eternal decision." -- S. Kierkegaard, Works of Love

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