Musings on Mystery

February 10, 2016

I am finding life a bit mysterious right now, in a very good way, so I went in search of wisdom, thoughts, ponderings about it to see what I could learn.  I don't have a neat little package of understanding and wisdom about it to share... just confirmation that sometimes life is beautiful and wonderful because of things we can't explain, and that is more than okay.  Melt into that, and live the mystery to see where it takes you.


“Love is an endless mystery, for it has nothing else to explain it.”

-- Rabindranath Tagore


“I do not understand the mystery of grace -- only that it meets us where we are and does not leave us where it found us.” 
-- Anne Lamott


“Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of (people’s) desire to understand.”

-- Neil Armstrong


“The possession of knowledge does not kill the sense of wonder and mystery.  There is always more mystery.”

-- Anais Nin


“I think on some level, you do your best things when you’re a little off-balance, a little scared.  You’ve got to work from mystery, from wonder, from not knowing.”

-- Willem Dafoe


“It was all unknown to me then, as I sat on that white bench on the day I finished my hike. Everything except the fact that I didn't have to know. That is was enough to trust that what I'd done was true. To understand its meaning without yet being able to say precisely what it was, like all those lines from The Dream of a Common Language that had run through my nights and days. To believe that I didn't need to reach with my bare hands anymore. To know that seeing the fish beneath the surface of the water was enough. That it was everything. It was my life - like all lives, mysterious and irrevocable and sacred. So very close, so very present, so very belonging to me.  How wild it was, to let it be.”

-- Cheryl Strayed


“The important thing is to not stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existence. One cannot help but be in awe when one contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery each day.”

-- Albert Einstein


“We need the tonic of wildness...At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be indefinitely wild, unsurveyed and unfathomed by us because unfathomable. We can never have enough of nature.”

-- Henry David Thoreau


“The ultimate mystery is one's own self.”

-- Sammy Davis, Jr.


“What you seek is seeking you.”

-- Rumi



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