BEST of PONDER on THIS for Thursday, October 4th, 2007 by Jeff Maziarek in SPIRITUALITY SIMPLIFIED

“People are attached to the “known” because, as a rule, none of us really like change. We all tend to prefer the status quo because it’s predictable, and therefore theoretically safe. This is the case even if we are not content with our present situation, for in a very real sense it is preferable to have the certainty even at the price of unhappiness.

There is however, a big problem that arises from attachment to the “known”: it may well prevent us from experiencing all sorts of wonderful and positive things out there in the “unknown”. As Joseph Campbell was heard to say, “nothing is exciting if you know what the outcome is going to be.”

Jeff Maziarek, in “Spirituality Simplified”

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