An excerpt from the fictional tales of The Lighthearted.
Like a city upon a hill whose brightness cannot be hid, we shine our light into a dark world. From our heart blazes forth a beacon beckoning the lost. Lest there be any doubt, we are indeed the very definition of elitist, professing powers beyond that of mortal man. We have no susceptibility to fear, to ill health, to even death, for there is no expiration of an eternal spirit. Although the mortal frame decays, our essence forever carries on, pure and unpolluted.
This world is our holy temple, every thing sacred, and every one a parishioner — lest they know it or not. We recognize the material as imagined, the spiritual as substantive. We know existence as a fictional tale filled with fleeting narratives designed to delight the insatiable senses. We appreciate this gift of merriment. And we are swept up in life’s drama only as much as we allow ourselves, ever mindful of maintaining our enjoyment.
The story of life continues in perpetuity, and we its audience endlessly observe. But we are patient and peaceful spectators, we seek not to incite calamity, we are satisfied with what we obtain through cooperation, never conquest or coercion. Although this world is dreamlike, we must not contribute to the generation of nightmares, we should instead seek to sooth those that suffer them.
As our radiance combines, we the lighthearted seek to overwhelm the somber gloom wherever it be found. As there is no good cause for the maintenance of pessimism, we seek to illuminate the shady recesses of the human mind. Through dedicated practice we cultivate the thoughts within our minds, ever pruning weeds that if left unchecked would blot out the light. We strive to help, never hurt, yet we remain distant from the fray, as the sun too enlightens from afar.
We the lighthearted seek to celebrate life, making the best of what it has to offer. But as this world is mere imagination, we shall not limit ourselves by boundaries. We believe in the betterment of humankind through unity, and the disintegration of beliefs or structures that serve to separate some from others. We ourselves seek not to exclude but include the entirety of the world within our fold.
Our message said succinctly is this: smile and seek to incite delight in all others. Do not describe the world with dreary definitions. Dwell not on the end of the journey nor its pitfalls, but look to what pleases, applauding as it passes out of view. What is focused on and its interpretation determines one’s enjoyment with life. Earth is a funhouse filled with all manner of amusements, and we the lighthearted strive always to see it as such.