If you think that what you see is all there is, try looking for stars in broad daylight.
You Are Not the Biggest Thing
An experience of transcendence is a reminder that you are not the biggest thing, that there is something beyond you. What you can see is not all that there is to be seen. What you believe or perceive does not cover everything that can be known. I have had tiny moments of transcendence as I sat grumpily behind a stupid driver who was stopped in the middle of the road for no reason, only to realize that they stopped to let a pedestrian that I couldn’t see cross the street. Oh. Funny thing. It turns out that I’m not the only person on the road, and my desire to quickly get where I need to be is no more important than the pedestrian’s need to do the same thing—and it’s a whole lot less important than the driver in front of me choosing not to run someone over!
BY REV. LYNN UNGAR, MINISTER FOR LIFESPAN LEARNING, CHURCH OF THE LARGER FELLOWSHIP TO READ MORE
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