“Man stands face to face with the irrational. He feels within him his longing for happiness and for reason. The absurd is born of this confrontation between the human need and the unreasonable silence of the world.” – Albert Camus
“The idea of a miracle in the sense of a violation of laws by the will which made them is not only contrary to common sense but to the very idea of will itself. A ‘miracle’ can only be a manifestation of laws which are unknown to men or rarely met with. A ‘miracle‘ is the manifestation in this world of the laws of another world.” – G. I. Gurdjieff
We’ve all known magic of some kind or other. It is our active experience with the incomprehensible–that great unknown which pulls us into mortality–that leaves us in wonder and awe at our deepest moments. In my life such a mystery has, with a kind of silence, revealed itself to me as a duality: the absurd and the miraculous.
The absurd manifests as an absence of expected order and the miraculous manifests as the presence of an unknown order. The former is man catching God while the latter is God revealing man. In one is being. In the other is knowledge. This blog is about exploring what it means to understand. Welcome.