Thursday, March 28, 2013

Great Mystery Law # 36

How much do we really know?  All our scientific and economic achievements cannot equal the wisdom contained in the DNA of a single cell.  The wise ones are full of awe and appreciation for good reason.
Cynthia Davidson, excerpt from Great Mystery card
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How much can you or anyone else know? 
What do you feel and think when facing your ignorance? 
Are you inhibited or inspired by your experiences with the Unknown? 
During the next ten days, as you explore Mystery, Great and small, you'll also be discovering more about yourself. 
This Universal Law represents everything unknowable, and the Great Unknown can fill you with fear and apprehension, or awe and enthusiasm depending on how you tolerate ambiguity. Take stock of your conditioning; the ideas, emotions and defenses you have formed, about every Unknown person, place and thing. 
And when you bring up the subject of Great Mystery with others in the coming days, note which attitudes and instincts are most common, and uncommon.   
While in our human form, much of the Universe remains unfathomable because its function is to inspire and humble us. As ‘spiritual beings having a human experience’ we should not accept an unfulfilling relationship with Great Mystery
Our participation is required in the Grand Scheme of things. We are meant to go beyond our known worlds and comfort zones to become involved with the Universe at large. The results of wur individual quests, for knowledge and wisdom, will add to the collective consciousness. In some mysterious way this helps all of us evolve in our understanding of the Divine Mind. 
The Great Mystery will remain unsolved. At best, we live with it, in a way that better prepares us to accept the amazing intricacy of Ultimate Reality. The multi-dimensional Nature of the Universe is symbolized by the Wisdom Wheel, which does not reduce the Great Mystery, but can help you orient your Self to it with Love, Balance, Awareness and Right Relationship
Here are some words of wisdom from others about this Law.

The acknowledged legislators of the world take the world as given. They dislike mysteries, for mysteries cannot be coded, or legislated, and wonder cannot be made into law. And so these legislators police the accepted frontiers of things.
Ben Okri

I realized it for the first time in my life: there is nothing but mystery in the world, how it hides behind the fabric of our poor, browbeat days, shining brightly, and we don't even know it.
Sue Monk Kidd, The Secret Life of Bees

The sacred itself is plainly a mystery of conscious, using the word mystery to signify not a problem that can be intellectually solved, but a process of awakening and transformation that must be acted out in order to be experienced, if one is to make it one’s own.
Francis Huxley, in The Sacred

Full understanding can come to you only through an inexpressible mystery. The approach to it is called the Gateway of the Stillness beyond all Activity. If you wish to understand, know that a sudden comprehension comes when the mind has been purged of all the clutter of conceptual and discriminatory thought-activity. Those who seek the truth by means of intellect and learning only get further and further away from it. Not till your thoughts cease all their branching here and there, not till you abandon all thoughts of seeking for something, not till your mind is motionless as wood or stone, will you be on the right road to the Gate.
Huang Po, 9th century Zen

Knowledge is a finite island in a sea of inexhaustible mystery… on the shoreline is where we encounter the mystery.   
Chet Raymo, from Skeptics & True Believers

I would rather live in a world where my life is surrounded by mystery than live in a world so small that my mind could comprehend it.
Harry Emerson Fosdick

The workings of the human heart are the profoundest mystery of the universe. One moment they make us despair of our kind, and the next we see in them the reflection of the divine image.
Charles W. Chesnutt

The face of a lover is an unknown, precisely because it is invested with so much of oneself. It is a mystery, containing, like all mysteries, the possibility of torment.
James A. Baldwin

Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment. 
Jalauddin Rumi

Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man's desire to understand.
 Neil Armstrong, astronaut
Why not let people differ about their answers to the great mysteries of the Universe? Let each seek one's own way to the highest, to one's own sense of supreme loyalty in life, one's ideal of life. Let each philosophy, each world-view bring forth its truth and beauty to a larger perspective, so that people may grow in vision, stature and dedication.
Algernon Black

It began in mystery, and it will end in mystery, but what a savage and beautiful country lies in between…
If a mind is just a few pounds of blood, urea, and electricity, how does it manage to contemplate itself, worry about its soul, do time-and-motion studies, admire the shy hooves of a goat, know that it will die, enjoy all the grand and lesser mayhems of the heart?
Diane Ackerman (1948- ) American writer, poet and social worker, known for stretching the limits of poetry subjects

Man is a mystery: if you spend your entire life trying to puzzle it out, then do not say that you have wasted your time. I occupy myself with this mystery, because I want to be a man.
Fyodor Dostoevsky

The great mystery is not that we should have been thrown down here at random between the profusion of matter and that of the stars; it is that from our very prison we should draw, from our own selves, images powerful enough to deny our nothingness.
 Andre Malraux (1901-1976) French historian, novelist and statesman

There is something about poetry beyond prose logic, there is mystery in it, not to be explained but admired.
Edward Young

Time is still the great mystery to us. It is no more than a concept; we don't know if it even exists.
Clifford D. Simak

Wisdom and deep intelligence require an honest appreciation of mystery.
Thomas Moore

Ancient people followed their instinctive yearning by giving over to the mysterious energy that attracted them. They call this energy "The Great Mystery". They responded to this attraction intuitively, emotionally, mentally and physically… The Higher Consciousness, or the Great Mystery, the ultimate authority, governs our group conscience. To connect with God, we need to open our conscious and subconscious mind to a Higher Consciousness, one that is available to each of us. This, in turn, produces consensus to work hand in hand with you, as a separate spiritual entity.
Lawrence Twain
Great Mystery is the final one in the sequence of 36 Universal Laws. You can go back to the first post to see them all. Please visit our website and our Facebook pages to learn more. Email your questions to And thank you for joining us.

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