Meaning of Enthusiasm

The english word ‘enthusiasm’ is very beautiful. It comes from two roots: ‘en’ and ‘thus’. ‘Thus’ comes from theos — that means God. That is the meaning of deva. When somebody is full of God, he is full of enthusiasm. To be full of God means to be full of hope — that the actual is not the end of the world, that all that has happened is nothing compared to that which is going to happen, that the past is very limited and the future is endless and the actual is only a very tiny part of the possible. The possible is vast like the sky. The actual is just your house — nothing much… a very tiny island in the ocean of the possible.