THE GREAT SPIRIT

VisionaryImagist

Sandusky, United States

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THE GREAT SPIRIT
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Upon some distant shore I will arrive some day vaguely remembering the ground on which I presently stand. This moment, the present, placed between the two great eternities, is all that I can really know when I apply my limited senses. Yet, there is so much more to be had. Shamans, mystics and sages know how to engage a different process when deciphering that which cannot be deciphered. These mystical adventurers travel far beyond what can be learned when we limit ourselves to only our five fundamental faculties. It is within these mysteries that I wish to reside. I find deep within the unknowable the most comfort. Strange it may seem to those who wish to understand it all, this position of mine, that I revel in that which cannot be understood and seek what peaceful refuge can be had in knowing that I do not know.
This “not knowing” is not to be confused with not learning. Knowledge is most valuable and I pursue it most diligently but it is not the ultimate. There is much more to be learned and learning should never cease. “The unexamined life is not worth living”, said the Greek who laid the foundation of Western philosophy and volunteered his very life for his convictions. My mind is limited, I can know only so much, and to pursue the unlimited with this limited instrument, called Me, would be an exercise in futility married to an illusion that I might succeed.
Yet, the desire to be complete burns deep within me and I am not alone in that yearning. That hunger for these answers has existed since the very first human peered into the night sky and pondered their existence and the meaning of it all. Humankind has endlessly been searching the stars for solutions and looking deep within the Cosmos for conclusive explanations.
Finally, I arrive deep within my own soul and find the entirety of the whole universe waiting there for me. “Know thyself”, I heard as I recalled from an early childhood memory of some wise elder’s counsel. Yes, there lies my answer, simple and direct, but often at times most difficult to do. visionary imagist “Joey”

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