You are reading the ongoing writing process for a new book of daily reflections/meditations. Already published by this author is “Cast A Long Shadow”, 90 daily reading for our journey through life. This book is now available as a Kindle e-book, (you don’t need to have a Kindle to download and read it on your computer) as well as still being available direct from the publisher, on Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk and other Amazon European sites
Head knowledge is a wonderful thing.
We need to learn and understand so many things in order to go about our daily lives.
There seem to be so many facts and figures to learn, so many laws to understand, and so much of everything that is needed to be done.
But there is a different sort of knowledge too – one that is somehow separate from this head knowledge.
It is like looking at an old master painting.
We acknowledge the wonderful craft of the artist that created it.
We may wonder at the ingenuity of the modern owners to keep it intact and on display.
We may even think about the value of the masterpiece if it were to come onto the market.
But all of that we do with our head-knowledge, with our understanding of how things are made and the monetary value of things.
And if that is all we see and understand, then there is nothing else to say – but often, there is something more to understand.
Not just more to learn – for there will always be that; we may seek to learn more about the technique of the artist, or the materials used, but that is still head knowledge.
What makes it a great work of art is something on a different level – it is the way it talks directly to us – in our soul or in our heart.
This is somehow apart from the artistry of the piece – more than the canvas and paint that any of us could learn to do, given enough time.
No, the thing that makes it great is how it affects us emotionally or spiritually – how it transports us from the day-to-day to a different plane of existence.
The knowledge of that is not something we can learn from reading or studying – it is part of who we are.
Sometimes we understand a thing with our heads; but often, to really appreciate it we need to use our hearts.