Embracing the mystery of life

I am learning to enjoy the mystery of life and see the world through the wide-eyed wonder of a little child. Perhaps everything, including death and afterlife, is meant to be a mystery to be embraced, like what this inspirational nugget says.


Silence is golden yes its true
In the silence is the real you
Not the grandeur of the mind
But the basic Love deep inside
We know it’s hard letting go
Of all you think you’ve come to know
Yet to find the joy that is truly you
Embracing silence is what you must do

The following post from Spirituality Revolution shares a similar insight.

“A spirituality revolution is taking place in Western and Eastern societies as politics fails as a vessel of hope and meaning. This revolution is not to be confused with the rising tide of religious fundamentalism, although the two are caught up in the same phenomenon: the emergence of the sacred as a leading force in contemporary society. Spirituality and fundamentalism are at opposite ends of the cultural spectrum. Spirituality seeks a sensitive, contemplative, transformative relationship with the sacred and is able to sustain levels of uncertainty in its quest because respect for mystery is paramount. Fundamentalism seeks certainty, fixed answers and absolutism, as a fearful response to the complexity of the world and to our vulnerability as creatures in a mysterious universe. Spirituality arises from love of and intimacy with the sacred and fundamentalism arises from fear of and possession of the sacred. The choice between spirituality and fundamentalism is a choice between conscious intimacy and unconscious possession.”

David Tracy

The Spirituality Revolution, Pg. 11

The contrast between esoteric spirituality and religious fundamentalism reminds me of the tree of life and the tree of knowledge of good and evil. One is content with conscious intimacy and embracing the mystery of life, whereas the other is preoccupied with unconscious possession and striving to define and ultimately limit the infinite divine in their own creed. Perhaps every person needs to choose between these two trees or two systems of thought or belief within themselves. Our true divine self or Christ consciousness, so to speak, beckons us to listen to the still, small voice concerning the mystery of who we are. May we continue to be still and know I Am.

“I surrendered my beliefs and found myself at the tree of life injecting my story into the veins of leaves only to find that stories like forests are subject to seasons”
― Saul Williams

Yes, surrendering our beliefs is to be free from religious fundamentalism and creed (represented by the tree of knowledge of good and evil), and we will find ourselves at the tree of life, where stories are meant to be a mystery that is subject to seasons of contextual relevance, which is ultimately subjective and is meaningful to each person in their own way, as they find hope and peace in their personal interpretations of the divine mystery.

I also like what Albert Einstein says here about embracing the mysteries of life.

“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift. The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious; It is the source of all true art and science.” ~ Albert Einstein

Yes, experiencing the mysterious can be the most beautiful thing as it inspires both art and science since time immemorial.

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