All things are known; they fall into the category of what is created. Yet when I seek God I must transcend the created; this takes place not directly, through appreciation of what is, but in the perception of how I am not.
For it is what I am not, as seen through a three-centered experience of that notness—a physical, intellectual and feeling perception of my own lack—that leads me in the direction of a feeling perception (which is the finest and most intimate kind of perception) of God, which arises as I see—not God, but my own separation.
Directly proximate to this experience, arising just outside it as a tangible Presence, is a new understanding: an irrevocable immersion in the fact of what I am, and my own inadequacy.
Within this unknown goodness, which announces itself so clearly through my own lack, is a new impression of compassion; not my own compassion, but a much greater compassion that isn’t constrained by the material world. It is an immaterial compassion; and in its immateriality it is transparent, so that it penetrates all of the materiality it encounters.