Life is an assemble-as-you-go event, is it not?
Each of us, along our own way, experiences life differently; each of us gathers and pieces together what we believe and know to be true. From the collected pieces we create our life, and our understanding of the meaning of our life. We create for ourselves a jigsaw puzzle, a mosaic with holes in it; our image/ our imagining of how life works. As we learn more, new pieces are added and puzzle expands (for most of us); sometimes, pieces we already had, beliefs we had had previously held, are lost, discarded, replaced, or covered over. The never-complete picture we have of our lives and Life (there are always things we do not know, explanations we cannot make) is, for many, large; we can usually concentrate on/ see only a portion at a time. Whatever we can see or are consciously aware of, the whole of the mosaic within us exists in our unconscious—in our understanding/ knowing/ beliefs. It takes effort and energy, conscious willpower, is not frequently possible, to pull back from just one section to see all that we have assembled. The picture whole. The doing so, the trying to reconcile and make sense of all the pieces, of all the images/ facts/ beliefs at once, is usually scary. Can drive us mad. But: when the time is right, pulling back as far as we can but not so far as to go crazy tells us about who we are. About why we are. Helps us to decide who and why we are. Gives us direction into what, and who, we want to be.
I have the understanding/ I take it is a given that life is complex. My experience and my observations lead me there: not to the idea that life might be complex but that Life is complex. There may be/ are simple things in it; but Life is not simple. Cannot be reduced to anything that we can completely comprehend. Life is not reducible to one line, one thought, one understanding, one book or collection of books, one philosophy, science, religion, or history; or to one's personal experience alone. It cannot be forced into only that which we consider tangible or into that which is intangible because it is both. Not material or immaterial but made up of both. It, Life, is energy and constantly changing (but not at what we understand or know as at a constant rate).
In other words, we, as a species, know a great deal; and there is much more to learn. We will never get to the end of what might be learned; cannot and will never know everything. We cannot hold the perspective/ understanding of the person standing next to us though we two may be as close as people can be, let alone hold/ know fully the perspective of humans different than us or those of other sentiences on this planet.
What do I get from all this? Hope. We are free from needing to have the illusion that we can or ever will or should even try to control everything. We get to give up the idea of fully controlling everything, anything, or anyone. We get to instead do what we can. We could do less than we can, and that would be a pity; but we cannot do more.
Do these ideas/ thoughts/ understandings have anything to do with you?
You get to decide. Are already in the process of deciding.
I ask you not to try to replicate my perspective but, instead, to actively, consciously, consider, and consciously decide, yours.
I liken LukeyoutheU to a walk in a park. A park which has green glades of fresh grass, cultured roses in some spots and wildflowers in others; and is peopled with others talking of their experiences. Do not be fooled into thinking all the parts of the park are tamed, however; in it are thoughts and ideas which can trample you like an elephant, run over you like a rhinoceros. Parts offer you passage and new understanding like a horse; others which may threaten to claw and eat you alive like a hungry lion.
My hope is you will find parts which give you perspective and vision like an eagle.
Thank you for visiting.