To be lost is to be fully present……..Rebecca Solnit
oh, we are so clever…..to forget our uncertainty, we use our precious wanderings to dive into the illusion of control……the fine paradox of being a grounded life traveler with the stirrings of curiosity requires a surrendering, a lifetime of letting go…..
We say, over and over again, in countless different ways, that we want certainty, that we need it in order to get up and tie our shoes in the morning. That we must define all the things and places and people around us, so we understand exactly what we are dealing with. All the while, we become depressed when our lives become dull, routine, and predictable. We are torn between wanting to be surprised and not wanting any surprises. The mind wants certainty. The soul wants mystery. In order to make peace with the dualistic ideas of certainty and mystery, imagine for just a moment a life without uncertainty. What if there were no mysteries to investigate, no stones to turn over, no wonder to wander through. It’s called life. Drink it up. That’s what it’s there for…..Thomas Qualls
Knowledge is an unending adventure at the edge of uncertainty……Jacob Bronowski