Nothing is as it seems.
I thought the man in the moon was the moon.
I have been taught that from childhood. The moon was always looking at our world and observing, bathing us in shimmering silver and lighting our path in the darkest night.
Now, I learn the moon is two-faced. The side I don’t see is quite different from my rehearsed image. Hiding behind, on the side of the moon I can’t see from earth, is a moon without the “deep seas” now filled with lava.
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Does it make the moon any less my lunar friend? Discovering that I don’t know everything, that I can’t label it as “got the t-shirt,” and realizing the picture is bigger than my natural mind can conceive, is delightful to the Golden Zen mind.
Uncertainty is in fact my friend. It resides throughout my world of form and inspires me beyond my daily limitations. There is so much more possible in this moment than I could ever imagine in my limited thinking.
What seems solid, for sure, absolute, is only an illusion of my mind. In reality, everything is moving, vibrating, evolving and making my world limitless.
Besides, I have never known a true friend who didn’t have a face most people don’t see.