It began in mystery and it will end in mystery, but what a rare and beautiful country lies in between. ~Diane Ackerman
I feel as though I have lived many
lives, experienced the heights and depths of each and like the waves of
the ocean, never known rest. Throughout the years, I looked always for
the unusual, for the wonderful, for the mysteries at the heart of
life. ~ Leni Riefenstahl
We awake, if ever at all, to mystery. ~ Annie Dillard
The real mystery of life is not a problem to be solved, it is a reality to be experienced. ~J.J. Van der Leeuw
We are so impressed by scientific clank
that we feel we ought not to say that the sunflower turns because it
knows where the sun is. It is almost second nature to us to prefer
explanations . . . with a large vocabulary. We are much more comfortable
when we are assured that the sunflower turns because it is heliotropic.
The trouble with that kind of talk is that it tempts us to think that
we know what the sunflower is up to. But we don't. The sunflower is a
mystery, just as every single thing in the universe is. --Robert Farrer
The most beautiful thing we can
experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all
science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause
to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead. ~ Albert Einstein
- What do you wonder about?
- How can some mystery help to enhance our lives?
- How can this wonder lead to enrichment and, perhaps, empowerment?