growing up, i was taught that life was pretty much black and white. cut and dried. that the answers to any and all questions about life and the universe were contained between the covers of one book. i tried really hard to believe that, but i had a lot of trouble. i eventually found it too confining and have since stepped beyond those confines and opened myself up to mystery.
there are a lot of people who think they have life all figured out and i can’t fault them for that. obviously, it’s comforting and maybe they know something i don’t. but personally, not only do i feel that i don’t know the answers to life’s “big questions”, but i feel that they are “unknowable”.
we humans have not been so gifted with definitive answers and i believe that’s a good thing - therein lies the mystery! look up at the night sky (or at some of the landscapes here) and you can’t help but be struck by it. i love it – the total sense of awe and wonder.
maybe it’s just me, but i would find a life in which i thought i knew all the answers to be on the boring side. i love exploring new ideas, searching, learning and staying open to new experiences. it’s such a rich and wondrous life, filled with treasures, lessons and, yes, mystery. i embrace it!!