Chimney’s Stream I 2006 — The Chimney’s Picnic Area, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, GatlinburgTN, November 2006 — I don’t know how it works. No one knows how it works. We don’t need to know how it works. So much for theology and doctrine.
Sheldon Kopp said “Some things can be experienced but not understood. And some things can be understood but not explained.” There you are.
We all experience it from time to time. We come alive in certain situations, and are mostly dead in others. The difference between being mostly alive and being mostly dead is evidence of something. Who cares what?
But there’s a problem. We can be authentically alive and we can be synthetically alive. There are life substitutes on every hand. Everybody is hawking their plan for your life. You probably can’t tell the difference between being alive and being high.
There’s a difference, but you have to find that for yourself.
It’s enough to know there is life and there is not-life, and that not-life can go overboard pretending to be life.
Life is what we are looking for, and we know it when we see it, when we feel it.
We feel our way to being alive. We do not think our way there, or follow someone else’s directions. We have to dance to the music that we alone can hear. And we all can dance the dance of life if we get out of the way and listen for the music.