CHOOSING THE BETTER PART
I still have my doubts, sometimes, but I am following my gut feelings more these days. I do not let my doubts stop me.
To friends and family, my gut feeling is wrong when it does not agree with what they think I should be doing. “It doesn’t make sense,” they say. And they are right. Common sense is the product of the finite human mind. A gut feeling is the product of The Infinite Mind and often beyond the understanding of the finite.
Figuratively, my gut feeling told me to jump off a cliff. I jumped. I have no idea where I am going. It’s scary, but oh what a ride!
“O world, thou choosest not the better part”
O world, thou choosest not the better part!
It is not wisdom to be only wise,
And on the inward vision close the eyes,
But it is wisdom to believe the heart.
Columbus found a world, and had no chart,
Save one that faith deciphered in the skies;
To trust the soul’s invincible surmise
Was all his science and his only art.
Our knowledge is a torch of smoky pine
That lights the pathway but one step ahead
Across a void of mystery and dread.
Bid, then, the tender light of faith to shine
By which alone the mortal heart is led
Unto the thinking of the thought divine.
– George Santayana