“Go deep” the quarterback said to the receiver before the team broke huddle and returned to the line of scrimmage. “Go deep” means that the receiver is to run deep into the opponent’s territory and be ready for a long pass. Long passes, “Hail Mary’s” as they are sometimes called, can be very exciting plays. They often come at the end of the game when a heroic play is the losing team’s only prayer for a win. The decision to go deep can turn the tide and be a source of magic in the game of life as well.
To go deep in life means going beneath the surface of things to explore and discover who you really are, and who you are called to be. It is a commitment to live life with greater awareness and consciousness. You don’t float this way and that on the surface currents of society. Instead, you open your mind and heart to a spiritual reality that lies beneath and beyond the world we usually live in. Going deep means developing a more conscious and obedient relationship with God. You honor and live the life of the soul.
It is not easy to go deep in life. You will sometimes be going against the beliefs and values of your family, peers, or larger society. But this is part of the price of finding and moving with the currents of your soul. If your life is becoming stale, gray, and unfulfilling, it may be time to “go deep.” If you are sincere and keep at it, I think you will find it to be a real game changer.