Leading to the beyond
(Note: In this section I offer 11 reasons that can at least lead one to suspect there is more than just this world.)
Sublime and the ephemeral
4. As a 20th century Jewish philosopher pointed out, the sublime and ephemeral can lead us to the beyond. There are certain snapshots of life that are transcendent. They are more than beauty. They just are.
I saw a painting and in a small part of it you could see a field with snow falling. A deep reality was captured, a moment that makes one stop. Something is triggered inside. It’s similar to a memory, but with another element seeping through. In these moments you experience a maker, a beyond, in a real way. It leads you there. Dogmas, indoctrinations fall by the wayside during these moments which penetrate us deeply.