the ineffable mysteries
How do we explain something we cannot perceive with our five senses? Have you ever had an experience you could not put into words? Take the sound of silence, the visuals behind our closed eyes or even our dreams. Our senses when seen as tools, which is really what they are, have a limited range in which they can receive and translate information.
Think of the word beautiful for instance, each individual has their own interpretation of the word and accompanying image or experience associated with it.
Experiencing something extraordinary and then telling someone about it can sometimes dull down the experience due to our limiting words and ability to describe it.
One mans beauty is another mans misery, and so it is, for every possible experience we have it is only relative to ourselves and our own interpretation of it.
As for light traveling through and around us, we only have the capacity to see a specific range of colors. However through technology we have created tools with great sensitivity to show that there is a broad spectrum of light beyond what we can see with our eyes.
No matter how subtle the experience is we should not disregard it or push it aside and call it not real. Just because we cannot explain it in words does not mean that it didn’t happen or we did not experience it.
I believe these non ordinary experiences contain qualities of magic and transformation if we can accept them for what they are. No matter how small or insignificant the personal experience seemed, it was still and experience and is no less real than anything else.