Getting to the heart of the matter…

Knowledge can be a wonderful thing.  It is a good thing knowing what day it is or what time it is.  It is great knowing how to get around a city or what day you need to put the trash out.  These are all good.

It is even better to know things that can secure you a better future… things that we learned in school, like math and reading and science.  I remember all of the struggles I had with gaining knowledge in those days.  And to be honest, I’m not sure it is any easier for me today.  I read things, or hear them or see them and trying to interpret the meaning of it sometimes leave me more baffled than I was before my initial encounter with it.  But still I am a seeker.  I  always wanted to “know” things.

But lately I’m not so sure about this.  I am confused and torn by many of the things that I know these days.  I know that things are not as good today as they were say 15 years ago.  I know that there is a lot of violence and hatred in the world.  I know that there is still way too much poverty.  I know that many of my friends struggle every day.  I know that I am not the person that I  should be… So, just maybe it isn’t knowledge that I am seeking.  Maybe it is actually understanding that I need.

I need to understand these things… what they are, why are they that way, are there things I can and should do to make them better.  Just maybe if I can move from the knowledge to the understanding then I can truly move things forward in my life.  See, I believe that knowledge is very much a “head” thing.. it is the numbers… the facts… the figures.  Understanding is more the “heart” of things.. what does it all mean… to the world… to you… to me.

Yeah, I think that’s it.. this started out about a need for knowledge but I think I’m in need more of understanding… now…. Where exactly do I go to find that?

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  1. Annette Cowell

    Look into your own heart and seek others who share your heart. There you will begin to find understanding. All we gentle folk must unite to make this a better world, and I believe we can. In fact, I believe we must. Keep seeking, my brother, the answers are out there and within you.

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