- Mark Twain
Our souls seem to sense life through the heart and not reason.
We cling to reason as adults, forgetting what we knew as children:
our instincts are wiser
than our minds.
Only in times of suffering do we remember that wisdom from childhood.
Enough stress, enough pain ...
strips away all the rationalizations until we stand naked and unguarded as once we did as children afraid in the night.
Were it possible for us to see further than our knowledge reaches, and yet a little way beyond the borders of our discernment,
perhaps we would endure our pains with the bitter comfort that they teach us much more than our joys ever will.
Uncertainty and fear can be the crucible of the soul transcending itself into something better ...
They can also be the unraveling of what good we harbor within.
The circumstances are not the key there ...
our choosing of the attitude in which we endure them is the true key.
"Think not "This is misfortune," but "To bear this worthily is good fortune.”
― Marcus Aurelius
“What is essential is invisible to the eye,” Antoine de Saint-Exupéry memorably wrote in The Little Prince.
What enables Man to know anything at all about the world around him?
The understanding of the knower must be adequate to the thing to be known.
What do you think?
Writing the end of Dragons of the Barbary Coast has gotten me to thinking along strange lines.
Have a lovely Sunday.
I am still doing solo duty at the blood center, driving scarily flooded rural roads. Wish me luck!