But that's the thing about life and belief. There's no knowing. Even if your sure of something, there's no knowing.
One narrow path surrounded by a dense forest;So I sip water. Chew pizza. Watch a drama. Spell some words. Breathe and exhale. The wonderfully absurd practice of living is done day by day, hour by hour, minute by minute. The practice could end in a second.
On all sides, mountains lie in darkness.
The autumn leaves have already fallen.
No rain, but still the rocks are dark with moss.
Returning to my hermitage along a way known to few,
Carrying a basket of fresh mushrooms
And a jar of pure water from the temple well.
- Ryokan (1758-1831)
15I like the idea we are safe.
I am Raphael, one of the seven angels who enter and serve before the Glory of the Lord."
Stricken with fear, the two men fell to the ground.
But Raphael said to them: "No need to fear; you are safe. Thank God now and forever.
As for me, when I came to you it was not out of any favor on my part, but because it was God's will. So continue to thank him every day; praise him with song.
Even though you watched me eat and drink, I did not really do so; what you were seeing was a vision.
So now get up from the ground and praise God. Behold, I am about to ascend to him who sent me; write down all these things that have happened to you."
(-- NAB - Tobit 12)
I don't know I am safe. But I'm told.
It's good that some know who they are and they are safe.
It's also good that others practice breathing for the time being.
I'm glad there are archangels. I'm glad that everything else is too.
It doesn't matter what I think. Nor my opinion. What matters is the reality of what is.
When the question "What is reality?" is asked, remember it is a self-answering question. The answer is the question understood as its own response.
This is how I see the one we call God.
Exactly as it is.