The Corner Office
Water from a Rock - Hollow Ground to Hallowed Ground
Life's transitions often crowd us with confusion and frustration. For young adults going through college, self-discovery and discovery of the divine becomes head-achingly complex in a barrage of information and exhortations from this or that moral perspective. The Haunted, a metal band from Sweden, describe this feeling of frustration quite thoroughly:
Once again I've lost my way,
going nowhere fast, I dread the return,
Spend my days in this self-made cage,
Where my soul can dwell,
And my loneliness is thriven far too well.
Our modern psyche seems thirsty for clarity and black-and-white understanding of dilemmas. As we dig consistently deeper, we will find that these structures we try to create end up as hollow grounding for the depth of human emotions and experience. We may even find supposed "answers" to life's big questions that end up as hollow as our structures.
All and none of the answers I've found,
Alone I stand on hollow ground.
Eventually, we may grow enough to realize the structures are not in themselves the foundations that will satisfy our longing for self-awareness and spiritual-awareness. Full awareness comes from embracing the journey in itself, the striving, the struggling, the search for ourselves and the search for God. Once in a blue moon, we may encounter our true selves or the divine at that point of bursting confusion.
I've lost my ways am I losing my mind?
Maybe then my redemption's there to find.