The moon does not fight.
It attacks no one.
It does not worry.
It does not try to crush others.
It keeps to its course,
but by its very nature, it gently influences.
What other body could pull
an entire ocean from shore to shore?
The moon is faithful to its nature,
and its power is never diminished.
~ Deng Ming-Dao ~”
Something about a full moon really mesmerizes me. Always has.
So when I saw the image above and read the sentiment in the poem, I physically felt the deeper significance behind the metaphor expressed—I took a deep breath and felt at peace with myself.
Then I realized that much of our lives we automatically shift comprehension focus between the literal and the symbolic—from the left brain to the right—and assume that everyone around us perceives and understands the significance of every aspect of this LIFE in the same way that we do; but of course, that is NOT true—we don’t ALL understand every aspect of LIFE in the same way because we don’t all share the same perspective on much of anything.
Before my early explorations began into the world around me, I was full of questions and assumed that there were actual ANSWERS available to those personal puzzlements; it was simply a matter of time before I found them.
Now of course I know that there are always acceptable answers available to us for whatever time period that we traverse, but those answers may not be anything other than relative to our own perspectives and our longevity in this plane of existence. Answers are always relative.
In fact, finding answers isn’t really the most important part of our personal explorations—the questions themselves that arise within us are.