Have you ever thought of the fact that when you stand in the middle of a football pitch and face the crowd you cannot see the goalposts because of the way your field of vision is arranged? Also if you are standing in the middle of the field and look at one goal you do not see the other goal? This lead me to ask ‘How do we really know the true and whole picture of anything?’ Think about the other vantage point of when you are sitting in the crowd you can see the whole pitch; the two goals at the same time. Commanding this elevated position we loose the excitement of actually being in the middle of the game. The difference between subjectivity and objectivity you may pipe up. But wouldn’t the best situation have been to have eyes that are diametrically opposed to each other and so we could stand in the middle of the pitch and yet see both goal posts at the same time?
This idea then made me think of the way man has viewed Life over the ages:-Long ago man spent most of his time regarding life as looking out from himself and so he saw himself as a small part in the universe and gained an awe and knowledge of God. In thinking that God was huge, a part of the universe that stood outside of himself; man was in effect looking at only one goal post. The other goal post is where we are nowadays. We seem to be concentrating on breaking everything into it’s smallest constituent. We think that if we find the smallest jigsaw puzzle piece then we will be able to solve all the problems of our existence. And not only this but in the Eastern way of thinking we are told that true peace and bliss is to be found in the inner life and nowhere else.
But a far truer picture is gained if we realise that we need to see both these things at the same time. The Inner and the Outer. Both completely different from each other and yet one cannot exist without the other. The truth of life teases at us and so we find the mystery still overcomes us. Focusing only in one direction shortens our field of view. It seems that we can know of both but to actually view both at the same time is impossible for us.
“.A knowledge of the existence of something we cannot penetrate, our perceptions of the profoundest reason and the most radiant beauty, which only in their most primitive forms are accessible to our minds: it is this knowledge and this emotion that constitute true religiosity.” – Albert Einstein
To truly marry both sides of our heads would be the best and the greatest thing xP