Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Mystery attracts

The human eye is always on the alert for the extraordinary, for then alertness does indeed take place, I should imagine that chemicals such as adrenalin begin to flow and their purpose is realized for one important goal, to make sense of and to identify that which leaps out of the ordinary, and if sense isn't forthcoming and this extraordinary remains a mystery, then the mind joins the senses in imagining what exactly is this unknown, for mysteries awaken the slumbering mind and create an experience that dear Albert so wonderfully describes:

"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed."
--Albert Einstein

Which brings us to the point, mystery attracts.


John said...

Hi, Im from Melbourne in the land of Oz.
The Mystery simply always already IS, except that most of us are to self possessed to notice its extraordinary muli-dimensional depth. Our "minds"(or hearts) eyes are covered over by the illusion of a separate self and visions of a seemingly separate world.
William Blake:
"If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite."
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Bro. Bartleby said...

Hello Bro. John. From my experience, if the "doors of perception were cleansed" I think I would be so overwhelmed that I would cease to exist. Poof. Okay, enough talk, now throw some prawns on the barbie!