Why do I think I must have all the answers? I got an email from a friend that suggested I look at how long the universe has been here…. how long the earth have been here… how long man has been on the earth… and then how long I’ve been on the planet. In the scheme of the millions of years the universe has been here, my little lifetime isn’t even the blink of an eye. I simply don’t know enough to figure it out, but I keep acting like I should be able to. Check your own track record, don’t we all live like that for the most part? The best we can do with our finite little minds is develop our opinion (a belief or judgement based on grounds insufficient to produce certainty, according to Webster)
There are some things we can count on with certainty, like gravity. There may be a higher truth than gravity, but on this planet, to my knowledge, it isn’t experienced yet. We all use it every day, all day, and no one really understands it fully, but when we align ourselves with it, we are able to have a larger experience of this thing we call life. We don’t have to figure it out to utilize it.
How about simply breathing? The air comes in, the air goes out, like it or not, as long as we are alive it goes on. We didn’t start it and we can’t stop it. Every second of every day it goes on. It only happens right now. Another truth, everything that ever happened, happened in the now. I can’t breathe yesterday and I can’t breathe tomorrow.
These truths, and I daresay, any truth, doesn’t require our belief in, or acceptance of them, they simply are. However, when we align ourselves with them we are able to have a fuller experience of life.
It gets a little crazy round about now because the mind balks at these truths precisely because they are unfigureoutable. The mind tries to comprehend and understand things beyond its capacity to do so. Having been the sole authority as “who we think we are” it comes up with a million reasons to stop us from looking at these truths. (kinda sounds like “pay no attention to the man behind the curtain” in the Wizard of Oz, doesn’t it)
There is a part of us that knows the truth, it goes by many names, but just like gravity, it is unaffected by what we call it. It doesn’t force itself on us, it just is. As we become aware of it we can choose to co-operate with it or not, just as we do with gravity. Why not just ask that part of you that knows; “what is always true in my life?”, and see what happens? I could tell you that asking and receiving are as constant as gravity, but I know you’ll need to find that out for yourself, which of course is how it would have to be. You’ll never know if you don’t try is the same as you can’t receive if you don’t ask.
Be an adventurer! Ask for the truth in your own experience… talk to your friends about what you find… explore infinite possibilities… and mostly… be in joy in your life. Be in gratitude for the wonder of life, just remember, it’s “Unfigureoutable“!