Our life is defined by three points of identity – me, you, and us. And it’s the dynamic interplay between these three that creates a resonance in our life and imbue our being with its “one of an eternity” quality, something John Duns Scotus, 12th-century philosopher, and theologian, called “thisness”.
True humility is the posture of a child and a willingness to open oneself to an expanding and evolving understanding of the universe, our own knowledge and experience.
How do we live with the tension of desire? What do we do about the poison of possessing? Can we find satisfaction in dissatisfaction?
Problems are not the problem. We are the problem. But in that discomforting reality also lies the truth that if we are part of the problem we are part of the solution.
The pedestal cannot provide what we seek. It’s too small, too impermanent. It doesn’t hold the power we think it does. It’s never enough.