Danny James

Tag: certainty

322

Not far ago I too would stammer the words that were meant to elucidate how sure I was. You can convince yourself of anything as you move ahead but of nothing after.

76: He proceeds best who best adapts

Concede your theories and deductions, untested and incomplete. All your notions false assume and travel light if not arriving without, for we are not yet all the way through, to recall or predict anything with ongoing certitude. Admit revision; be malleable and daily renewed: our highest ideas are seldom our own, and may tomorrow we esteem a dissimilar view, beyond renown seeking ever what is true.

46

How long will you stray, with all your certainty against the tiny intuition that pleads your unheeding concern before, admitting you are lost, turning back to collect it sobbing on the forest floor?