Having lunch in a field one day, I troubled an ant with a question. I asked of him humbly,

“Have you ever been to Paris?”

And he replied, “No, but I wouldn’t mind going.” And then he asked me if I had ever been to a famous ant city. And I regretted that I hadn’t, and was quick to add, “I wouldn’t mind, too!”

This lead to a conclusion: There is life that we do not know of.

How aware are we of all consciousness

in this universe?

What percent of space is this earth in the infinite realm?

What percent of time is one second in eternity?

Less that that is our

knowledge of


How then can we ever argue about



-Meister Eckhart

Translated by Daniel Ladinsky

Photo source: Paris 2007 by Selena Sage :)