We are so afraid
Of what we can’t see,
Afraid it isn’t real
Afraid it might actually be real.
Heaven, angels, God
Love, potential, responsibility.
We fear what we can’t see
Because we can’t see it,
Not knowing is scary
There’s no way to prepare
Bad news – I can prepare myself and deal with it or not
Good news – I love it, I know how to respond
Not knowing the news – I don’t know how to respond.
We aren’t taught how to be with our unknowing,
We are taught about knowing, we are taught to learn
To soak up as much knowledge as possible
Knowledge is power
They tell you
Therefore not having knowledge
Means you are powerless.
And in this world we value power
Over just about everything.
So not knowing, not seeing, not having proof
Is uncharted waters
That isn’t something we are comfortable with at all.
So maybe what we really need
Is to get comfortable with all we don’t know
Recognize that the more we know
Really just widens the spectrum of all we don’t.
One day we’ll find comfort in not knowing,
That there’s more still left to discover.
If we knew it all
What would be the point?
Where would be the adventure?