I was watching the season finale of a new Fox-TV show last night called ‘Touch’.  If you haven’t heard of it or seen it, I highly recommend that you check it out.  I’m going to snatch it up when it comes out on DVD.

It’s a great story-line revolving around the idea of everything and everyone in the universe being connected in some way… big or small.  It appeals to my scientific and spiritual natures together… which in and of itself is remarkable.

The Monologue

Each episode begins with a great monologue… spoken by a young boy (the main character)… who oddly enough never says another word during the show.

Last night’s profound insight hit me like a ton of bricks.

Hours are divided into minutes…

Minutes are divided into seconds…

Seconds are divided into milliseconds… microseconds… nanoseconds…

As human people, we constantly live in the illusion of stasis… the notion that life can be still (not-in-motion) as long as we choose to be still and unmoving.

But as we grasp to hold the ‘NOW’ in our hands, it evaporates into the next nanosecond / microsecond / millisecond / second / minute / hour / day / month / year / decade on and on.

Time forces us to grow and adapt.

The only constant is change.

Think about that too long and your brain will explode.

The only constant is change.

So it puts a whole new wrinkle on the classic biblical quote:

Be still and know I am God.

Still a classic… still an excellent prayer practice.  Now a Zen-koan that challenges the wisest guru and spiritual God-seeker.

To be still is to be in motion… to grow and adapt.
To know God is to accept that God is ever-changing.
We are ever in motion as we continue the quest to be still and know God.

That is the illusion of stasis.


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