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Under-standing

Have you ever experienced the phenomenon where you finally understand some glorious concept, and you find yourself using the same words to describe it to others that others fruitlessly used to describe it to you before you had that flash of comprehension? Words do not bring understanding; understanding brings understanding. Understanding - standing under. Receiving, absorbing, surrendering. We are so small, for all that we define our entire universe. Understanding of both our smallness and our power are necessary to achieve the perfect balance.

We have been taught all our lives to deny the divinity within, to separate ourselves, slice ourselves into little bite-sized pieces. The mother. The worker. The sister. The daughter. The friend. We can recognize that we are divine; and we can recognize that divinity sits without as much as within, no more and no less. We can fight to overcome our programming of separateness; and we can use it to under-stand. For there is no under-standing one's self.

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mlerules
Mar. 3rd, 2011 03:04 pm (UTC)
Trying to Stand Tall...and Total/Complete
Your art helps people increase understanding. It facilitates the flash of "getting it" by shining light on pathways not always easily seen, and beckoning like a beacon to look further and deeper within & without us.

This is what (IMHO) art is about 'n' for. It helps to articulate glorious concepts where words alone do not always suffice. Yes, words can also be art and do this, too. Different strokes for different folks, ya' know.

This post reminds me of one of my fave quotes: "There are mirrors for the face, but the only mirror for the spirit is wise self-reflection." - Baltesar Gracian (#89)

Thanks for sharing your good thinkie-thoughts.

Edited at 2011-03-03 03:05 pm (UTC)
ef2p
Mar. 4th, 2011 08:18 am (UTC)
Words do not bring understanding; understanding brings understanding.

To understand recursion, you have to first understand recursion.
jnanacandra
Mar. 4th, 2011 12:00 pm (UTC)
Exactly :)
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