Brouwer’s Faith

From Life, Art, and Mysticism, LEJ Brouwer:

People who try to force these matters into some kind of science will probably succeed because they will this interpretation. They have cast aside all meekness and innocence and they think to have found refuge in some balance: it is a sham balance which again and again will be destroyed by the discovery of new phenomena. Bodily work on this earth will become ever harder and more complex, and so will the search and reasoning of the intellect. Faith, however, will spite gravity and mass and always literally “move mountains” and walk across the sea. Retiring into the self we will playfully break all “laws of nature.”

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