186 – The Loneliest Being in the World …

My mind is the loneliest, most wondrous being in the world; traversing boundaries while limited by boundaries.

My mind has grown out of experiences weaved through fears and dreams, emotions and anxieties, accomplishments and failures; out of the things I am able to see, taste, hear, smell, touch; out of the things I love to remember, the things I wish to forget. My mind is the compound of all I have suffered, all I have lived, all I have learned, all I have wanted, all I have loved, the battles I have lost, and the ones I have won.

Born when ovum and sperm became one, I inherited a mind to make my own. But it didn’t come alone; it brought baggage of its own.

Endowed with ancient knowledge, my mind taught me how to build and organize a complex yet supple body, how to perceive the world and adapt, how to talk, how to cry, how to laugh, how to dream, how to imagine, how to love; how to admire the beauty of Nature and tremble at its power to destroy and create; how to survive the madness of anger, of hate, of deceit, of cruelty; how to move on, even when I am humiliated, belittled, unwanted, hurt, scared, so I could learn to look inward and discover the order and wonder of what I am and come to see the magnificence and beauty of the Order from which we are all made; an Order immensely greater than mine, yet a bit like mine: beautiful yet grotesque, mysterious yet intelligible, destructive yet creative, fragile yet resilient, deliberate yet spontaneous, gentle yet merciless, breathtaking yet coarse, bold yet meek, infinite yet measurable; an Order with a mind immensely greater than mine yet a bit like mine: unfathomable yet open to comprehension. intangible yet busily prolonging itself so there is Life; the wondrous, loneliest Order in the world whose presence is music I can only hear.

Revised February 2021   

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