Tag Archives: understanding

We cannot understand in small pieces

... the world in a dew drop ...

… the world in a dew drop …

In Chapter 12 in the book The moment, I discuss our tiny existence in the universe and what we have done with it, how we do not know where we came from, what we are doing here and where to go and in the midst of all this, we have created all kinds of nonsense, trampled on and destroyed our neighbor and the earth, just to try to gain importance.  We put everything up for importance, and yet we continue to be nothing, the same life, all one and the same.
We cannot really handle life.  We know not how to stop and just live in harmony with all humans and other creatures.  So we are left with the question, what can we do?

Understanding

nakið land“I understand,” we say, and then we go and do something else because we do not understand anything, we do not even hear what is said.  Usually our understanding is thus, superficial and empty, because we do not hear or see what is being said.
Sometimes, however, we say, “hey, yeah, I see, I realize, I do discover,” and we do, we hear and see what is being said, and we discovered, we realizes the content of it.
There are actually two types of understanding; it is the understanding with the head and the understanding with the whole body, all through.  Between these two is a big difference.

This is the discussion in chapter 22, in the book “What am I?”