― Mark Z. Danielewski, House of Leaves
Cheryl (known to me since we met by chance at the church of Santa Chiara, Assisi some twenty years ago) posting from Fremantle has asked me to expand a little further on my recent post on doubt, as it relates to faith in God.
Believing that we possess all the answers to life's mysteries, leaves no place for faith in God. In other words knowing, that we know leads us down a blind alley into a world of make believe within which we are easily satisfied by our sense of certainty.
“Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating.”― Karl Von Clausewitz
There is always an yearning, wanting to know what lies over the other side of the hill, encouraging us to explore beyond the boundaries that our senses determine is the limit of our understandings. More so when our reasoning powers inform us that, that which we cannot recognise as being tangible, cannot be.
“Uncertainty is a quality to be cherished, therefore – if not for it, who would dare to undertake anything?”
― Auguste de Villiers de L'Isle-Adam
Here lies the dilemma for the many who casually accept the inspirations that daily emerge into their conscious understandings, as nothing more than the human condition providing answers to the many challenges that each of us face until we draw our last breath.
In early life those of us who were puzzled by the ongoing flow of advice emerging from within our interior being guiding us through our daily troubles, would learn from experience that the monologue transformed into a dialogue. The beginning of a loving friendship with the creator of our life.
Yet, our doubts, remain.