What is a horizon? As soon as we mention it, you have an image in your mind. Perhaps looking out over the sea at the setting sun or perhaps from a mountaintop. Each is an example of a horizon yet each vividly different. There are many horizons: the horizon of vision, the horizon of thought and the horizon of consciousness to mention a few. But whatever the horizon is in reference to, there is one common aspect. It is a meeting point, a place of joining. Horizon is where two aspects of the same reference of reality meet. Where the earth meets the sky, thought meets inspiration and consciousness meets God.
Now that we have established a definition of horizon and have identified a common factor between all references to horizon, what other common aspects do they share. A horizon is also the point between the seen and the unseen. Horizon may be the end or the limit of visual perception, spiritual awareness or the conscious awareness; yet, each hold the promise of something more yet to be seen.
The next curiosity about horizon is that you can never reach it. It is always out there and moves with your change in reference point, be it physical, thought or consciousness. It is much like the old adage of looking for the end of the rainbow.
So with something so elusive and so important, what is the value for humanity in the pursuit of spiritual and conscious awareness?
First, it is a promise that the two shall meet, be it the physical with the heavens, the thought with inspiration or consciousness with God.
Secondly, to find the horizon you must focus on your furthest perception. Think about that, the horizon is at your furthest level of being able to comprehend. It is where the known and the unknown meet. And it is in this spirit that the horizon of your consciousness, the perception of your thoughts and the awareness of your physical perception is not limited. Horizons affirm that which you know and leads to that which is yet to be found. Horizons are an infinite doorway to a universe of possibilities and potentials.
So what is the practical application of the concept of horizon. It promises you that you do not live in a box or are captured in a cave of existence. It is an indicator that there is and always will be that which is beyond your perception and when you arrive at the horizon of your awareness, there is another distant promise waiting for you.
Run to your horizon–excited on what you will find when you arrive only to find that there is yet more to be discovered. Horizons, whether they be physical, intellectual or spiritual, are an expectation to step beyond what you currently know and discover what is to be found.