We might have to consider adding “monai” after “m.o.n.o.” --
Here we need to revisit a point we made earlier. What does Jesus mean when he declares that there are “many dwelling places” in his father’s house? 4 This has regularly been taken, not least when used in the context of bereavement, to mean that the dead (or at least dead Christians) will simply go to heaven permanently rather than being raised again subsequently to new bodily life. But the word for “dwelling places” here, monai, is regularly used in ancient Greek not for a final resting place but for a temporary halt on a journey that will take you somewhere else in the long run.Monastics of no other - dwelling places!
(--from, Wright, N. T. (2009-04-24). Surprised by Hope (p. 150). HarperCollins. Kindle Edition.)
Would that make us mono-monaical instead of monomaniacal?
I’d prefer to stay right in this ever-here this ever-changing unpredictable and chaotic ephemera we call our earthly dwelling places with no otherness but clear and interconnected new forms of relational self.
It is Easter Saturday.
Heaven is no longer separate from earth -- not has it ever been.
None of us are any longer separate from God -- nor have we ever been.
Resurrect awareness and attention. Embody this new form of life...