Eternal questions …
As a child I used to lay in my bed and peer up into the night sky, filled with endless glittering stars and that beautiful eternal void that so captured thought. At first I would ponder the very concept of eternity, and then of a creator and then the endless possibilities, until in only moments I pulled over the covers, fear suddenly enveloping my body with a chill that rose from my toes to my head.
Perhaps it was too much to fathom at the age of ten, but really the quandary remains, and now at almost sixty-three, the answers are just as elusive. Perhaps the puzzle has fewer pieces, but in essence, the big questions remain. Maybe now I accept a certain ineptitude, an understanding that we are incapable of perceiving beginnings and the totality of creation. But my curious mind cannot let go of this line of inquiry, and I still lay there looking up to that forever night sky.
I believe we are spiritual creatures by nature, that these questions we seek are just as important as the procuring of our next meal. The spiritual life and physical life go hand in hand, yet it is the spirit that holds the truth of us, the real core of who we are in mind and soul, and it is therefore important to uphold this inner life, where in our lives we are the creator, whose thoughts and values shape the physical world we inhabit.
Tony DeLorger © 2016
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