There are people who live so much of their life with their eyes downcast and their minds switched to automatic, that they miss much in life. There are an increasing number of people who because they have a degree of intelligence, life experience and knowledge say that because they know one thing all other things are nonsense. I say to them – no-one knows what tomorrow will bring. No matter how clever you are you cannot plumb the depths or reach the heights of understanding. Vanity has always been a besetting human sin and there is nothing quite so humbling as having your breath taken away by an event or a piece of knowledge and to become aware that this was a truth that was always there, all those years – I’d lived my life in ignorance of it and yet it was nevertheless true and it could have made my life quite different to know about it.
Ok, so my ‘truths’ are small fry compared with life, the universe and everything, but the principle is the same. The human brain is limited, finite and finds it difficult to accept that there is something beyond its understanding.
My ‘amazing’ things this week are special to me and probably of little importance to anyone else – but they have split my world open in a way I could never have anticipated. If nothing else, they tell me that I know very little and I live on an earth’s crust above a sea of unknowing. But whilst the breeze blows gently and the sun shines, warming earth and blood, it is good to be alive and ready to move on with new understanding.
Oh, and some day I may let you into my secret!