Mystery

What we do know is interesting, what we don’t know is fascinating. The drive to keep moving toward the incomprehensible, unfathomable mystery keeps our species going, I honestly believe. The textbooks that tell us what is supposedly figured out and knowable are very useful, but the incidents in life that insist that we must try to imagine a way to digest and assimilate the completely irrational and incomprehensible mystery of life demand a different level of creativity, commitment and attention from us. To attempt to come up with answers is absurd; to live into the questions, as Rilke words it, and into the mystery, without “grasping after reason” as Rilke elsewhere states, is the hardest and the only response.

2 Responses to “Mystery”

  1. joyparker Says:

    You said it, sister! Beautifully put.

  2. Nancy Whitlow Says:

    Yes, you did say it very well, as you often do.
    So did Joy yesterday. It is always interesting to read your blog and the comments generated by it.

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