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The Forgotten Holiness Of Small Things

On March 18, 2021, in Leadership On/Off, by Neculai Fantanaru

Great works impress not only by their unity, but by the banality with which they manage to open themselves to the sharpest eyes.

Yesterday I stopped at one of the antique shops on Lăpuşneanu Street, a fact that I consider a gram of common sense for any mind that opens to the mystery of Varkishes, the Gift of the Gods, the source of Higher Wisdom. As always, in a corner of the antique shop was placed an older cardboard box containing only books at the price of 1 RON.

And what do you know, more than what you look at without getting overcome by any emotion. There it was, thrown in the box, a brilliant book written for children, published in 1979. Interesting. Do only I come across these banal, but brilliantly written books, maybe because I know what to look for? Because I know how to see what others don’t know how to see?
The book presents ways to capture reality at the time of its occurrence. It mainly aims at observing animals, plants, objects and natural phenomena. Here you will find information about carrots, peppers, bears, chickens, daffodils and roses.

But be careful ! PAY CLOSE ATTENTION: it matters how the information is transmitted, how the information is linked to matter, how the information is simplified, how the information is produced in an experiment that designates the exact opposite of the probability of occurrence of this event. Brilliantly structured, brilliantly written !

Here you will find everything you need to understand the true chords of stylistic analysis. You have levers. You have anchors. You have identifiers. You have references. Delimiters. Substitutes. Landmarks. Everything that is necessary for the act of artistic creation. And everyone overlooks this book. And no one reads it… And I’m not telling you what it’s called, what it looks like, or who wrote it, just to learn to pay attention to the (seemingly) trivial things that go unnoticed by many. The author is unknown… and will remain unknown.

Leadership: Can the aftermath of your discovery reflect your being in every little detail of a form of thinking located at the level of the “Too Far To Be Saved” concept?

In fact, there are a lot of people who look without seeing what is not very visible anyway, and if it were seen, they would still not see or understand what is hiding the sight of true faith. This phenomenon under the influence of banalities is called ignorance, that continuity of neglect in the face of the value of a polished diamond waiting to be discovered, but no one discovers it.

That’s the way it is. The most valuable people in your life, the ones who really matter, are not the top ranked CEOs or VIPs. But it is precisely those who understand and succeed in making the connection between necessity and chance.

In fact, some people have their deep line of sight of the essential under the polymorphic appearance of an inter-world at the crossroads between science and art, being endowed with that ability of painters to make an x-ray of the essential within the work of art. And they go with an invincible consistency on this line, being in full accordance with the laws of a Platonic mysticism, which means that they have a special logic in terms of appreciating the exteriority of things and the background of things that redefine the relationship with chance.

Truly. Books are like people: you can’t read them all unless you feel them somewhere inside, if there’s something subtle to them that attracts you. Or, in another case, the most valuable man in your life, the real superhero, might be just that unknown guy pulling your sleeve a few seconds before you get hit by a car. Rest assured that Mihai Bendeac will never save you from drowning, Andra Măruţă will never help you, and the true values of your cognitive system will never be identified by Smiley in your place.

And, indeed, the most important lessons about life, about creation, about the universe, you will learn from ordinary things, from ordinary people who, like ordinary books, almost always go unnoticed, but appear suddenly in the key moments of your life.

Whereas the interior of these books, if you come to grasp it with the force of the mind, you will feel that it also reads you through the force of universal attraction. It captures you through a constant of spiritual light (the soul enslaved to the bonds of matter that ignores the boundaries of space and time), appealing to the subtlety with which the artist immortalizes his most mysterious impressions, giving his work the value of intimate confessions that become eternal in existence, at the same time, in infinity.

Leadership: Can you avoid a degradation in the character of a revelation about yourself by putting yourself in front of an abstract reality that you can recognize when you meet it with your eyes, but can you feel it as being what you have always lacked?

This is the rare cosmogony of books: they are constantly written, constantly rethought, constantly poured in the direction of understanding small and large things, constituting the inherent logic of a theory springing from an internal (or universal) coherence. It’s an older idea that I should insist on. Just as many times, man flees after eternity and does not find it precisely because eternity consists in keeping organized and easily accessible the little things that the world ignores.

We’re talking about the great victory of the small things, not taken into account by the big people. It is about the forgotten holiness of the little things that gives the comprehensive and correct image of the “Great Work”. Holiness meaning that selection of things, of events, of life experiences that you do not want to part with and that become in time a reflection of your personality in the movement of a free, expressive, authentic universe.

The same observation was noticed by the art critic Victor Ieronim Stoichiţă, being founded by the medieval tradition represented by Vincenţiu Beauvais which complicated things with the usual ease of the time:

“Especially in those days, attention was directed to the original sin which will always have three causes, namely: ignorance, greed, weakness. To these react three divine forces: sapientia(intellectual force), virtus(moral force) and necessitas(practical force) These correspond to three human activities: science (theory), ethics (practice) and art (mechanics).”

Here is the meaning of this remark: any existential cause corresponds to a force that reacts with the same intensity, and to any intellectual activity corresponds an action of training, information, formation and acquisition of knowledge. And if we succeed in bridging the two deterministic patterns of orientation in the world (existential causes and intellectual activities), we may be able to move forward with an invincible ambition to find and understand sacred things.

A visionary directs his existential approaches towards the authenticity of a world built in those works of knowledge that are not valued directly, but through a kind of intuition of the incidental.

The Forgotten Holiness Of Small Things lies behind the connection between necessity and chance, a fact that some completely deny, and still others are far from the time when everything will be much easier to understand and accept.

Significant fact. Without a gram of lucid foray into a new world, the wisdom that feeds the feeling of the being (unchanged by the effects of modern life) will never fold into a box of vain minds that do not devote time to personal development.


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