How many Kingdoms know not of us ? (Blaise Pascal)
Still our Vanity gives us simple pleasure when being seen by a few of our fellow men. We are Ignorants.
Ignorants not only in Time and in the extrovert persuits of Survival, but also Ignorants in our Personal belief systems and to the complexity of the Nature of our Feelings, not to mention our Spiritual Dimensions. We cannot as Children grasp the burden of Adultness, the joys of Parenthood or the games of Sex, yet these are states we visit later in Life. We cannot imagine middle-age or even dying as real events when we are young… and when we grow older, we cannot understand that the World is a new place for the youngsters we are not self anymore. We are Ignorants.
We are Ignorants to many of the great places and creations in the World, both in Nature and in the History of Civilization. Have you studied the art of the Etrusques, the Rise and Fall of the Roman Empires, the Middle Ages, the Natural Sciences and the foundation of the Modern World ? Do you know the word Axiom ? Can you account for the development in Music from J.S. Bach over Beethoven, Rachmaninov, Shostakovic and to the Modern Pop and Rock Music… and can you connect this to the forwards in the political and democratic spheres ? Most importantly, can you feel the weightlessness of centuries when disappearing into the music and the meditative Universe that your soul enters when you really listen. Can you connect to your Ignorance ? Can you feel the blow of Time and the Times that once were. Do you possess Intuition about the Time to come ?
This is not for me, you may say. You may understand and live for your job, your career, your position, your ‘Name’, your Family. Well, who does not ? The question is to which extend you live your whole life defending the little bucket of Illusions that you so wish to be ‘the truth’, the meaning of life. Do you think that is the only way ? For Mankind, in Time… even… for you ? How many Kingdoms know YOU not ?
Yes, Truth is that we cannot even begin to count how many Kingdoms that know us not. But we will ignore this, Ignorants as we are.
Is there Hope ?
If you succeed in understanding that you really know zip, you may stand a chance. A unique chance of opening up to the many wonders in the World, in your own World, in Love, in Spirituality. When you examine the Questions more than the possible answers. When you are able to repeatably reconnect to your inner discussions and states of mind, to reinterpret past occurrences and to forgive. Forgive the ignorants around you… they know not better, Ignorants as they are, Kings today, dust tomorrow. Forgive yourself, Ignorant in the past, Ignorant today… but perhaps just slightly less so. Forgive !
Not even Nature in all its Force can maintain the Strongest of it’s storms… then why you ? Things pass…. let them go. Life passes… let it pass. But open your eyes and your Heart every day to the possibility that you may become richer, Spiritually, stronger, that you may learn and that you need to make an effort, also today. Pay attention to Time… it works in funny ways in our Souls. Notice that every single moment keeps information about all other moments and that you only get closer to everything you already know and always have. You are the Light in your own World of Darkness, you are the Force to bring the Universe to you.
All this is Eternal, all this will vanish.