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Understanding Greatly Overrated

posted Jan 8, 2016, 4:22 AM by Rev Marshall Wright   [ updated Dec 8, 2016, 5:28 AM ]

January 1991

















"Understanding is greatly overrated -
 So much so in our culture that it is truly hard to comprehend."


One of my favorite poems by Lao Tse:
There is no need to run outside for better seeing,
Nor to peer from a window.
 
Rather abide at the center of your being;
For the more you leave it, the less you learn.
 
Search your heart and see,
if one is wise when seeking each turn
            The way to do is to be.

Rather than knowledge being power, I would posit it is more about you "being" distracted. Lose your mind and you'll come to your senses. The yellow brick road to ecstasy is inside, not out. It is being centered and grounded as the sole creator of your tree-of-life in a
synergistic, harmonic vibration between body, mind, emotions and soul.

In the shamanic walk, it is said; "if you really want to see something, close your eyes" because the visual stream overwhelms the brain to the exclusion of your other senses much in the same way that the effort to understand mutes that which is being sensed. As Rumi says; "Silence gives answers"

HO TO THE FLOW  . . . .   for only it knows

Love is  . . . . .