Touched by a wisdom that can transform our lives

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We have not been raised to cultivate a sense of Mystery. We may even see the unknown as an insult to our competence, a personal failing. Seen this way, the unknown becomes a challenge to action. But Mystery does not require action; Mystery requires our attentions. Mystery requires that we listen and become open. When we meet the unknown in this way, we can be touched by a wisdom that can transform our lives.”

Rachel Noami Remen on Mystery in My Grandfather’s Blessings

* I took this photo in San Agustinillo, Oaxaca, Mexico at sunrise

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3 thoughts on “Touched by a wisdom that can transform our lives

  1. I love this post as well, Vicki. What came to mind for me was the opposite of mystery is certainty. First of all, certainty is a myth unless we’re doing math, and one cannot live life on math alone! In addition, if certainty is the opposite of mystery, and mystery offers an open perspective on the universe, then certainty must offer a closed perspective on the universe… which rings true to me. There is little wisdom in a closed perspective on the universe.

    • Thanks, Val and Maureen! Rachel Naomi Remen is an inspiration – a sage and wise human being. She’s gives me perspective that opens me to new possibilities – including that the world is chaotic and certainty is a myth – so many times.

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