Is the question I ask myself as I start to write this blog.
A few, comes back the response in my head! Not certain how to define the phrase; I’ll let you ruminate on your own understanding. My hang up at this precise moment; how is this blog going to turn out!?
Anyway, here goes. In the latter half of the 14th century, an unknown priest wrote ‘The Cloud of Unknowing’. Basically, it is encouagement to put our hang ups about God, to one side, and look with different eyes. I read it a long time ago, but I’m now prompted to revisit it. I’ll keep you posted on my progress.
I hope you’ve spotted the syncronicity between words and photograph, which was taken yesterday. Wonderful vanishing point! It draws us from where we are, reading this, and challenges us to move, virtually.
The Cloud of Unknowing turns everything on it’s head. Not facts and understanding and somehow getting it right by what we see hear and sense, physically, but plugging in to something deeper and indefinable. Different sensing to what we normally use. Being, not thinking. Ooops, that sounds a bit poncy! Truly, trying to be still, mentally, it’s difficult! Too much chatter. But learning to put this aside.
I’m still struggling with the hang ups, but the Creator understands and is gracious and understanding, and endlessly patient.
Take time to reflect on the photograph, and be suprised by what seems like the ‘Cloud of Unknowing’, is really the gateway to a new way of seeing, even if it’s for a fleeting moment!