Lie down for an hour or two sober or not and watch the clouds — they will express important characteristics of the universe.
For the vast majority of mankind life is merely a mechanical grind from which the few benefit. The few are either brighter or the vast majority are dim-witted. The truth is somewhere in between — but that truth is a relative truth — the solution can be found in all that is non-human — that would require thinking about mankind relative to all that is non-human and eternal. It would require a mass movement to seek the truth and fathom mankind’s place relative to the truth. It would require a complete annihilation of the human ego.
Mankind has not invented the means to liberate himself from the natural flow of the non-human animate and inanimate non-human outward. All that he has accomplished is a short-lived insulation from the eternal reality. There are visible cracks in the plaster–the cold is silently creeping in.
A natural disaster temporarily reminds us that we are far from in control of anything significant.
Mankind is nothing more than a big fish in a small pond.
Mankind’s fascination with himself excludes infinite alternatives.
Our wisest men have all told us to look inward. They also told us to contemplate death, the universe, and eternity. But, not one of our wisest men ever told us to look to god or the human outward for answers to the most important questions.