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Sunday, June 02, 2013

Nature of the Beast

"Yes, it is funny. You can have an amazing realization, have some kind of life-changing epiphany or revelation. You can experience it, have it flood your being, and it can change everything; the way you see the world, the way you see your self, the way you experience all things.

But then, in the light of day, after this powerful, momentous experience, when you try to explain it, or write it down, or tell someone else about it... it just sort of peters out, falls apart, becomes some trite little shabby thing.

You are left with uninteresting cliches... sort of bland, mundane. It's almost impossible to convey the quality and profoundness of your experience. I think it's important to remember that this uncommunicative quality doesn't diminish the initial insight, maybe it's just the nature of the beast.

The best most important things that come to us, cannot really be passed on. They must be experienced, taken in, and maybe they can only be communicated to others by example. A quiet, graceful, example.


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