Daily Meditation

No Greater Mistake in the World- Daily Meditation 2.13.24

Today’s Quotation:

There is no greater mistake in the world than looking upon every sort of nonsense as the want of sense. -Leigh Hunt

Today’s Meditation:

I have fun with nonsense.  I find that when I look at things from a ridiculous perspective, my eyes are opened to an entirely new way of seeing things.

The Wright brothers probably told people that they thought building a machine that would fly was possible.  How many people do you think thought the idea was nonsense?  A group of young people once thought that personal computers would be as common as television sets.  Nonsense, people would say–computers are for scientists and mathematicians.  Why would the average everyday person want a computer?

Look around.  How many of the things that you see today used to be thought of as impossible?  How many people used to think that considering making these things indicated a complete lack of sense (non + sense)?  But they’re all here.  Cell phones work worldwide by utilizing satellites that are orbiting our planet.  Digital cameras and photo printers produce higher-quality photos than I ever got from any store.  Entire movies are on small discs, and 200 songs are in MP3 format on the same-sized disc.  We’ve landed on the moon and sent robots to Mars.  The light bulb, something we all take for granted, is a remarkable invention that was considered impossible.

Whenever I hear a statement that seems to be complete nonsense, I try to pay closer attention to the meaning behind that statement, for I know that somewhere in there is a grain of truth that may fly in the face of what we “know” to be right and true, but that can provide me with a truly new and unique way of seeing things.  And the new keeps my life vital and dynamic, not the old, “sensible” way of looking at the world.  Besides, most of the “sensible” beliefs about life and living are disproved, leaving us to wonder why we believed in them anyway.

Questions to ponder:

1.  Have you ever seen something that seemed like nonsense become solid truth or fact?  Why did it seem so nonsensical to begin with?

2.  How many things can you see at this moment that at one time probably were considered to be a nonsensical fantasy by many people?

3.  What does it mean to have an “open mind”?  If we do have one, can we pick and choose what we’re open to?  Do we still have an open mind if we decide what we’re open-minded about?

For further thought:

I am sure it is a great mistake always to know enough to go in when it rains.  One may keep snug and dry by such knowledge, but one misses a world of loveliness.-Adeline Knapp

If you missed our last Daily Meditation, it is right here.


BeckyWillis is a "glass is half full" type of person, so she decided that she would share that with others. After going on 15 years in the blogosphere she decided it was time to make a change and in doing so help uplift others. Her husband is her biggest cheerleader; you can visit his site at https://lifeasrog.com.

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