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.
The great Rumi reflects on this not knowing, on this hiddenness:
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
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 (@OSTADJAAN), ON BEING COLUMNIST