Floors, walls, and ceilings.

Most of us are, at this very moment, held up by a floor. Floors keep physical objects from falling lower.

Some people spend more time looking for a floor than others. “What’s the worst that can happen?” say those most concerned with floors.

More optimistic personalities are inclined to continually check ceiling height. “How high can I go?”

Others are concerned with getting ahead, falling behind, and moving to one side or another. Horizonists are more worried about running into walls.

A good way to direct ourselves is to find out where we stand with God. Do we go to Church every week? Do we obey the Commandments? Love our neighbors?

After we see where we stand with God, we know better where we are and where we should be.

Then, the space we used to consider becomes less important.

As we draw closer to God, the floor drops. We who are in His Kingdom can see way, way down to the lowest circles of Hades. We shudder as we realize that the real floor is a long, long way down.

At the same time, we are aware that our ceiling is in the upper reaches of Heaven. We can go very, very high. Walls don’t bother us as much because we’ve learned that the most important views and moves are up and down rather than toward one horizon or another.