Yesterday I put my foot in it. I made one of those blunders you continue to think and blush about. It was a moment of sheer surface perception and I’m still chastising myself for it. For the umpteenth time I learnt the lesson that things are just not what they seem to be.
Pondering on this I realized again that all visible things have a surface – the part that first appears to us; and to look at this part communicates only what things seem to be. That was my downfall. I was guilty of the very shallowness I decry.
To respond to things as they seem to be invites only conflict, disappointment and embarrassment. Lets face it, truth is more below in the depths than in the surfaces. That goes for people, situations, and things.
And so this morning as I write this post, I’m far more humble and far more committed to penetrating below the surfaces. I want to respond to what things really are. Is this possible? Well, that’s another question. But this I know, to see with depth certainly brings us closer to what really is.