Friday, 2 September 2011
The degree of wonder we experience is inversely proportional to the knowledge we have.
The more we know, the heavier we get, and the less able we are to engage life directly. What we see, then, is what we think, not what is.
Knowledge is the enemy of awareness, and a false substitute. It gives the impression of understanding and it closes the consciousness.
Real knowing is an openness and realisation that all is unknowable. This brings understanding and insight, plus the capacity to see, which just brings more wonder.
Understanding is not knowledge, it is awareness. It is a disappearance of the self, a merging into the mystery.
In innocence, we become wonderful.