#6 To Arrive At Something New

"To Arrive At Something New"

Making Your Way On To Anything New

Can you move further on by staying where you are? Are you likely to reach something new by searching in the familiar places and company of those who join in believing and behaving as you do? Should you perhaps start to search elsewhere . . . or at least in some significantly different way? And more important than these questions is this one: How, among the infinite number of ways there are of seeking, do you expect to be able to pick out the fruitful and most promising ones? There is only one clue I have and trust enough to pass along to anyone else: Look for someone who out-humans you – that can thus make your life bigger and turn it into something it never was before.

There are such furthering souls as these out there to be met. They already know what the basics are — such as what true friendship is, or how love is actually exchanged, and what life day in and day out really consists of — and you can tell right off that they live by these things because, of course, it shows. That is why, though neither they nor any human being can simply hand these to you, they can, if you’re willing to move, enable you to find your way on to all of them yourself.

If you are fortunate enough to come across a few such people and have this happen, they themselves may never even know they did this for you – (for most of us let just such deeply personal matters as this go unsaid) – but you will know and never forget either it or them. Were they to somehow learn this later, they’d likely simply give a little smile, turn, and be on their way. And isn’t this just the way it goes with love? Unfolding somewhere in its quickening way, unexpectedly showing itself here or there as it arises in a specific someone and something, a real piece of life and the world becoming better . . . ever growing itself into more of what it is, and then going its way . . . as it’s doing in places out there right now, just as it will be tomorrow, and keep on doing ever thereafter?

But all this can arise in one place only: in the “land of the living,” . . . there in those souls out there still seeking to arrive at something somewhere that is new.


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