Mystery of Seeking

We want to know.
All we wanted to know but were afraid to ask.
All we really needed to learn we learned in kindergarten… or college… or life.
We want to know who loves us.
We want to know who “likes” us on social media.
We want to know God.
We want to know the habits of highly successful people.
We want to know how to get people to fall in love with us.
Want. Want.
Know. Know.

Rumi's Tomb. Konya, Turkey

Rumi’s Tomb Surrounding Area: Konya, Turkey

The great Rumi reflects on this not knowing, on this hiddenness:

God,
just like the Night of Power,
is hidden amidst the other nights
So that the soul
will go on seeking every night.

Oh young one,
not every night is the Night of Power
And yet,
not every night
is bereft of the Night of Power

But, as it is written,

“What no eye has seen, nor ear heard,
nor the heart of man conceived,
what God has prepared for those who love him,”

1 Corinthinas 2:9

For more about seeking the mystery, read this: Entering Mystery

 

Source: The Blessing of Not Knowing BY OMID SAFI (@OSTADJAAN),
ON BEING COLUMNIST

4 thoughts on “Mystery of Seeking

  1. Like the new look …
    don’t we all wish that we all knew …
    ( especially that we all knew better ? ? ?)
    I choose to believe that it can only get better …
    Love, hugs and let me know when you find out … ME

  2. The problems in life come when we’re sowing one thing and expecting to reap something entirely different. —Stephen R. Covey
    Keep seeking, keep knowing. Wisdom comes with proper application of knowledge.

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