The function of knowledge is to transcend earthly experience, not to wallow in it.
One lesson gained from the stillness is explored in the parallels below.
Water vapor condenses into a molecule in the clouds, and then joins other molecules until it is to heavy and falls to the earth. Its course on land varies; it may join a stream or soak into the earth or land directly in the ocean or be consumed by living beings. But whatever its path, be it a few days or 20,000 years, it eventually returns to the atmosphere to start all over again.
Male and female reproductive cells join in the womb until the developing baby is large enough to be born. Each individual’s path is different; some are healthy or challenged or wise, while others are kind or generous or silly. Lives can last just hours to a hundred years but, ultimately, they end, sending the spirit back to the universe to start all over again.