The Sun is shining and the birds are singing. I am becoming climatized to the cold weather…now that it is time for a warm-up. The Woods was active with people who were wishing for spring. The panoply of nature is preparing for its metamorphosis. I was pondering a bit regarding how limited our perceptions of reality are. Indeed we see the world through our own multi-colored glasses. It seems that the rich have difficulty seeing the poor and the poor can not fathom the other world of the rich. Some who enjoy leadership imagine Heaven as a continuation of their lofty earthly position and power. While others long for a little cottage on the beach near the ocean. My blogger friend commented regarding my blog of yesterday that the hidden world I mentioned was the most exciting of my narrative. Certainly, we look for a reality beyond what some have referred to as this ‘Veil Of Tears.’ I heard a psychiatrist say one time that he had a patient who spoke at length about her visits to Paris and how much she enjoyed the city. He went on to say that he did not know if indeed she was traveling to Paris or not…and that it was impossible to know. Perhaps what we see with our eyes and hear with our ears and understand with our limited senses is but a shadow of our reality?
Once you become old as I have achieved…you realize that life is short. A book that I am reading speaks of how you empathize somewhat with those in old photos who have all died…but if you go back to another generation it is difficult to make the same connection. Our brains are limited by our surroundings and our life experience. I have discovered from the loss of loved ones and friends that keeping them alive in my memory requires a concerted effort. I wonder if those who believe that the demonstration of God’s love is golden and monetary and mansions on a hill…is a mental exercise enabling the belief that we are all alive in the mind of God?
Young people speak of their aspirations and old people speak of their memories. But it all happens in a nanosecond…
Our eternal optimism is fueled by a reality that we do not see. The Bible says that ‘Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the hearts of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.’
Too often we label those who have enhanced perception beyond the curtain of this life as different or perhaps ill…perhaps they are here as a witness to the complexities of God’s Creation…
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