Finding—Then Losing—Enlightenment

Pixabay: qimono. Free for commercial use; no attribution required.Sometimes Bubba or I experience a bright ah-ha moment, as if a curtain of confusion is pulled aside and some aspect of life suddenly makes sense. Akin to realizing the snake in the corner we’ve been scared of isn’t a snake at all, but a hose.

We explain our brilliant insight to the other, who nods in enlightened understanding. Yes, yes! That’s my experience too! What an awesome analogy!

We grab pen and paper, write down our insight—as best we can—and sigh with satisfaction.  This, we’re sure, will help us understand life and ourselves better; it will help us navigate the next, similar stress that comes our way. It’s an amazing doorway to self-knowledge.

A few days later we revisit our notes, excited to reignite the spark of awareness we captured; to build on it. We look at what we wrote: Scribble, scribble, “all a giant mustache,” scribble, scribble.

Huh? What the ‘eff does that mean? How is life a “giant mustache?”

Bubba and I look at each other across the table; neither of us has a clue.  It had seemed so clear, so concise, so self-evident at the time. We were sure our shorthand scribble would make sense when we reread it later.

Well, one of us will say, at least we enjoyed our moment of enlightenment while we had it.

Anyone else have cryptic scribbles that leave you puzzled?

 

Photo source: qimono on Pixabay


 

7 thoughts on “Finding—Then Losing—Enlightenment

  1. Yup. Happens to me all the time. Good for you that you write it down. I often forget to do that, because my “a-ha!” moment is “so obvious” that I am sure I will remember it… *sigh*

    As for the mustache, maybe life is mostly a straight line, but sometimes, unexpectedly, you just dip. But don’t worry, it will curl back up again. Or… that no matter which road you choose, you will end up leading the same life? Or in the same destination?

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    1. I love those possibilities about the mustache! The great thing about ah-ha moments IS that they often have different meanings when looked at from different angles. Or by different people. Thanks for sharing your perspective. 💜

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