beyond common sense
far from proof
salve for fear and worry
high above reality
the act of believing
the undercurrent of light
the first step in the dark night
the soft pillow on a hard ground
the openhanded gift of trust
it is the imagination of the spirit fed by transcendent glimpses
where beauty dwells
where serenity accepts
where peace is felt past the known horizon
in the eternal angle of repose
some say it begins with skepticism
while others scoff at the very idea.....
"Show me PROOF" they demand.
"Where's the evidence?"
"Bah! Humbug.....it's all a bunch of dogmatic mumbo jumbo."
Every person experiences in their life "moments when there is a lifting of the veil at the horizon of the known, opening the sight of the eternal, " according to Abraham Heschel in his book "A Philosophy of Religion." He believes that through fateful encounters, inexplainable connections with others and with nature........through events in our lives, we catch sight of beauty and grace. Perhaps it is a split second awareness of being in a moment at exactly the right time, or experiencing a deeper essence through prayer......a window opens to possibility. Some close that window and promptly forget, while others wedge it to remain open in order to be reminded of light enhanced possiblity.
An open window at the right angle of repose shines light on spiritual imagination. The dance of faith knows no boundaries. Leap like nobody's watching!
"Faith takes us to a place
where we stake our destiny
on the truth of invisible reality"
Rabbi Abraham Heschel