“Faith is a passionate intuition.”
Art in spiderwebs,
flowers and oceans
of mystery surround.
There is no need to
or translate wisdom.
We can observe the human condition and come to conclusions. But rather than attempting to explain the incommensurable, we can embrace mystery, love life and savor the joys, sorrows, celebrations, resignations, adventures, dark clouds and silver linings.
The blessings we bestow upon one another (a touch, a hug or a few gentle words) are more precious than worship, prayer, angry gods, heaven, devils, hell, demons, eternal life or myriad and multiplicitous prognostications.
Sometimes faith in personal gods provides sufficient reservoirs of trust for people to spring into action.
Others embrace mystery, with joy, and carry on.
Notions about “eternal life”
contradicting science or
science contradicting experience
seem over the top.
Under human conditions
the past is gone,
the future awaits
and essential moments
So we find our places,
stay where we’re needed
and do the best we can.
Life is fine, not to worry, we are living in a sea of joy.
Peace, Tim Flanagan,
“Some people are so afraid
they cannot find the courage
to debunk the junk and face facts.
And many don’t want to know truths which may be too terrible to bear.”
“You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could.”
― Louise Erdrich
“I feel no need for any other faith than my faith in the kindness of human beings. I am so absorbed in the wonder of earth and the life upon it that I cannot think of
heaven and angels.”
― Pearl S. Buck