We have to have a vibrant relationship with mystery, with The Mystery at the Heart of Life and Being. There is That Which We Do Not Know, but can intuit, apprehend, sense, "know." We can know of That Which We Do Not Know. Greeks and Romans had a shrine "To The Unknown God," just in case. A shrine "To The Unknown" would be quite appropriate in all times and places. There is more to be known than we can know. It is not "All wrapped up and tied with a bow." Mystery is the ground of our being. The home of our soul. The love of our heart. When Augustine said, "Our hearts are restless until they rest in Thee," He was talking about The Mystery, though he may have intended the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, or the God of Jesus Christ, it is The Mystery Behind All gods and all religion-- beyond all theology and doctrine-- that is the Source of it all. We have to develop a relationship with that Mystery because we are a part of it, belong to it, and are heartsick without a vital connection with it. Live to make The Mystery a critical aspect of your life. Doing so will restore your soul.
We are in charge of our life. We live it the way we say it needs to be lived. It is essential that we are right about it. How do we know? The right kind of emptiness. The right kind of stillness. The right kind of silence. The right kind of relationship with The Mystery. How do you nurture your relationship with The Mystery? How often do you acknowledge The Mystery at the Heart of Life and Being? What form does your acknowledgement take? How do you honor The Mystery? How do you bring yourself alive to The Mystery? How do you pay homage to The Mystery? How often do you speak about The Mystery? To whom do you speak about The Mystery? Where do you encounter The Mystery most often? How often do you go there? What symbols represent The Mystery for you? How apparent are those symbols in your life? The quality of our relationship with The Mystery is the determining factor in the quality of our life. To know The Mystery is to know what to do with our life. To not-know The Mystery is to wander in the wasteland of our discontent looking for meaning and purpose, guidance and direction. We know The Mystery through our intentional association with it and the practice we follow in aligning ourselves with it. Which we find through trial and error and discovery.