There are things we can experience, but never capture. A wave on the sea, for instance. We have seen pictures and videos of waves, but you will never see one on display in a museum or art gallery. And although a wave is made of water, the water in a basin is not a wave. Light is a great mystery. It streams through the cosmos carrying information about where it has been and it origins, but no one can ride on a sunbeam. Sure, we can capture the light on film or on a digital chip, but what we see is not the wave of light that moves at 186,000 miles per second.
Truth is precious and we are told it sets us free, but where can you go to acquire this great gift? We cannot place truth on display, but we can live it, and in the living, we experience something as elusive as the wave on the sea or a lightwave.
Why do we try to hold on? Why do we grasp and pull things to ourselves and say we possess them when the things of greatest value can only be experienced. We do not possess them, we experience them. This is the wonder of creation. Only through experience do we know the nature of something whether it is a wave, light or truth.