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Dan Millman, knowledge, humility, surrender, reason, unknowing, and mystery

excerpted from THE WAY OF WONDER: a return to the mystery of ourselves, by Jack Haas

 

                                        

         

“Surrender is an act of humility, an acknowledgement that life is a mystery whose depth the mind cannot fathom.”

Dan Millman

 

 

We must surrender the knowledge we have been given, we must die to our own perspectives, we must die to any conclusion, assumption, presumption, or idea about anything we have ever had; we must die to the idea of ourselves. Only than shall we be empty, unknown, unknowing, and free.

            Cioran announced: “To get back to the source of these expressions of the vague, we must make an affective regression toward their essence, must drown in the ineffable and emerge from it with our concepts in tatters. Once our theoretical assurance and our pride in the intelligible is lost, we can try to understand everything for itself. Then we manage to rejoice in the inexpressible, to spend our days in the margin of the comprehensible, and to wallow in the suburbs of the sublime. In order to escape sterility, we must wear Reason's mourning...”

           We must forfeit what we believe is our treasure. We must give up what we claim is our need. There is nothing we need to know, but everything we need to unknow. We must lighten the load if we are to fly.

The only way to return to the Mystery is to detach ourselves from the context of unmystery; to wipe the slate clean, over and over again, and to never get caught in the static drawing. This is to become completely ignorant of what we thought life was, or is, to lose all concepts, and to ease back through ignorance to the unimaginable Source of all that is.

 

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way of wonder, sacred geometry, sri yantra

 

 

THE WAY OF WONDER: a return to the mystery of ourselves

by Jack Haas

author Jack Haas, Canadian, American writer, artist, photographer

 

 

 

      

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