no one can know everything
but knowing even one thing can be life-changing...
like how to read
like the love of a child
anyone can believe anything
defying knowledge or reason...
such as the earth is flat
such as Jesus is the Son of God
is it better to stay in the cave,
shackled to our belief system
speculating on the habits of shadows on the wall
than to face the impossibly bright light of truth revealed?
why not play it safe and just go with the majority on this one?
for what purpose is it required
to believe without seeing...
more fiber in our moral muscle?
is it better not to know about the light for ourselves,
so as to strive for faith without question
as an exercise in humility?
would we lack a source of passion for art or poetry or music
if we lacked some motivational fear of death?
is absolute terror the only balance for soaring, absolute joy?
wouldn't it be enough simply to know that our task is to grow and mature in spirit?
wouldn't it be enough to require ourselves to follow a regimen of love in all that we do?
taking off the shackles and being helpful to others?
without fear of losing our place in line? or something?
it all depends on what we are willing to know, to believe, to be...
the rest is just practice