It’s harder to be bewildered than to be clever.
Bewilderment makes us insecure, and
No longer are we……
prepared to be bewildered by the magnitude of this Universe
in awe of the Creator who made it all
amazed by the beauty of Nature
ready to wait things out and see the Universe unfold its plan…
What’s to be bewildered when we have seen it all and done it all?
No bewilderment, please.
quick answers to our questions
immediate insights into every painful situation
instant responses to our prayers.
We want a plastic God that we can mold to our image.
We think we’re clever..
And clever we may be…..
But at the cost of being wise?
Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment. ~ Rumi
As for me, I’m selling my cleverness (the little that I have anyway!)
I’m attempting to get rid of my too-easy answers to life’s questions and my sometimes know-it-all attitude.
I’m working on……
examining other opinions and
being open to other perspectives.
What about you?
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Ah Corinne I’ve long exchanged my cleverness for bewilderment and the way I’m going it soon will become sheer confusion. While bewilderment implies wonder and awe, it often turns into confusion….I often see myself at a permanent crossroad like Hamlet wondering whether I should or should not do…..
Oh I know just what you mean, Sunita. One would think at our age we’d have it all together! 😉
I really love this, it is so true we want quick fixes and answers, but I have learnt the hard way that some journeys take a long time, yet somehow the insight I found along the way was amazing. #mg
Sanchie @ Living my Imperfect Life
I love the concept of bewilderment as curiosity or awe…it’s so true we seem to have lost it in this day and age of instant gratification. Oh…and nice trees but a graveyard near your place? That would creep me out! 😛 Apologies — I had a thing about ghosts as a kid.
Bewilderment is wonderful and almost a childlike quality -sadly, also the one quality that we end up losing as we grow smart and clever in our quest to unravel the mysteries of life. But what a brilliant thing it would be to pause, reflect and wait for the answers to our countless questions. Love the Rumi quote – it seems to convey so much in so little words.
I never want to lose my sense of wonder. It’s so good to be bewildered once in a while. 🙂
Darla M Sands
Very thought provoking. I think continuing awe at the natural world around us brings me joy and peace many folks don’t enjoy.
As for being clever, I have to watch my mouth to avoid sticking my foot in it. I blogged about such an incident just the other day.
Are you joining in the April A to Z blog challenge? Yesterday I learned participants were to reveal their topic. I am doing so belatedly, having blogged twice yesterday as it was. ~grin~ Be well!
Loved the food for thought here. Sometimes, we need to look beyond what’s obvious. Isn’t it?
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