Mindful Monday – Ineffable

What are you noticing today?


“The Search for reason ends at the known; on the immense expanse beyond it only the sense of the ineffable can glide. It alone knows the route to that which is remote from experience and understanding. Neither of them is amphibious: reason cannot go beyond the shore, and the sense of the ineffable is out of place where we measure, where we weigh. We do not leave the shore of the known in search of adventure or suspense or because of the failure of reason to answer our questions. We sail because our mind is like a fantastic seashell, and when applying our ear to its lips we hear a perpetual murmur from the waves beyond the shore. Citizens of two realms, we all must sustain a dual allegiance: we sense the ineffable in one realm, we name and exploit reality in another. Between the two we set up a system of references, but we can never fill the gap. They are as far and as close to each other as time and calendar, as violin and melody, as life and what lies beyond the last breath.” ― Abraham Joshua Heschel, Man Is Not Alone: A Philosophy of Religion


saffron reflections

caress soft cumulus clouds-

ineffable grace




For Mindful Monday - a moment of noticing

and for Monday Mellow Yellow


© 2013, post, poem, and photo, Terri Stewart

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  1. Jamie Dedes said on October 7, 2013
    We do seem like citizens of two realms, don't we? I think in the end though we find it's really all of a piece - different "forms" (for lack of a better word - same realm. :-)
    1. Terri said on October 7, 2013
      One form, different experiences of matter! To borrow from Plato a bit.
      1. Jamie Dedes said on October 7, 2013
  2. Jamie Dedes said on October 7, 2013
    Gorgeious photo, by the way, Terri. Great catch.
  3. Gunilla said on October 7, 2013
    Gorgeous shot!
    1. Terri said on October 7, 2013
      Thank you!
  4. Ricko said on October 7, 2013
    Most of the time it is easier to claim reason and search for answers than acknowledge and embrace a lack of "control".
    1. Terri said on October 7, 2013
      You are right! Something to work on.
  5. Mary said on October 7, 2013
    A text to ponder... but there is no doubt that your photo is gorgeous! The colours are fantastic.

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