Monday, September 17, 2012

Reflection for the Week - September 17

Sunrises and sunsets are filled with beauty. When we perceive the reds, blues, and oranges, we’re struck to the core and feelings of awe and wonder majestically flow through us. At the same time, these natural world phenomena are connected to the mechanism of the earth turning round the sun. Such pictures of reality are composed of these two dimensions and much, much more. Sometimes we will want to have a greater focus on one aspect and at different times, the other, but if we attempt to live off mechanism or feelings alone, we will surely die. Intriguingly, in this sense, the complexity and integration of reality promotes life and having it more fully. In something of a mysterious way, we’re tethered to reality, yet reality is tethered to us.