VAT: God is in the Detail

“God is in the detail” is an old expression now rarely used which means that attention paid to small matters, details, can produce big rewards.  When we are silent, still and carefully observe details, God is revealed and we realize we and God are one.

This expression has evolved into “the devil is in the details” which means details can be devilishly troublesome impediments to a successful course of action. When pursuing our goals we objectify the world with which we have an adversarial relationship.

As we are often busy focusing on our goals, we rarely explore details around us to simply appreciate them and enjoy ourselves. Exploring details, not pursuing goals beyond our needs for sustenance, is the purpose of life. Better to commune with God than negotiate with the devil.