Some Quotes to Share and Communicate...

My favorite quotes to share with as many people as I can, for many reasons.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

"If I take a lamp and shine it towards the wall, a bright spot will appear on the wall. The lamp is our search for truth, for understanding. Too often we assume tha thte light on the wall is god, but hte ligth is not the goal of the search, it is the result of the search. The more intense the search, the brighter the light on the wall. The brighter the light on the wall, the greater the sense of revelation upon seeing it. Similarly, someone who does not search, who does not bring a lantern with him, does not see anything. What we perceive as god is the byproduct of the search for god. It may simply be an appreciation of the lgiht, pure and unblemished. Not understanding that it comes from us. Sometimes we stand in front of the light and assume we are the center of the universe, god looks astonighingly like we do. Or we turn to look at our shadow and assume that all is darkness. If we allow ourselves to get in the way, we defeat the purpose, which is to use the light of our search to illuminate the wall and all its beauty and in all its flaws. And in so doing, better understand the world around us." - G'Kar in Babylon 5


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