I am a person who will experience an epiphany and suddenly the whole world and my existence in it makes perfect sense. Yet as quickly as the insight arrived it sinks faster than the Titanic back into the abyss of my subconscious. And for me it is a shadow that I will try to pursue, try to recover and analyze.
Usually I have no idea what I’m doing or what I’m trying to discover. And I just realized that is one of the absolute joys in living this life.
Being open and present.
I would like to say that I’m open to new ideologies. new thoughts, however, I really don’t think there is anything really new about much of the information that draws me in. The thing that changes is perspective. Of how we see something, of how we regard our place in this world and participate in it.
For example, back in the day…way, way back human sacrifice to the Gods was acceptable and considered necessary. The idea of having angry Gods was a frightening factor no doubt.
And I often have these questions that creep into my mind’s eye regarding our existence. How is it that we came to chart the stars? How is it that we came to understand that they would never change and guide us on midnight journeys across foreign lands and oceans?
Back in 1632 Galileo would be tried and found guilty of heresy regarding his findings that the Earth was in fact circular and orbited around the Sun.
And mathematics has had a long history in this world and just as I ponder how the written word came into being I too wonder how it is that the science of math began its journey as well. I would think some of the first measurements would have been made by our own appendages of fingers, feet and hands. Of course cycles such as daily, monthly, seasonal and birthing became recognized.
But how is it that someone decided they wanted to measure the speed of light from one star system to our own?
Unfortunately a lot of information has been destroyed and lost to us over the millenniums. And there is apparently information that the powers that be feel we should not be privy to.
I look for the silver linings in pretty much everything. There is always a lesson to be learned or a fascinating piece of knowledge tucked away.
If I rise each day with the idea that I’m open to learning, open to discovering more of what constitutes life and its infinite layers then this is a good thing. And while I know that life has the bookends of birth and death…it is the fabric in between that we weave that fascinates and humbles me.