Letters to Tom — Mystery

Dear Tom:

My friends in EFM know about my love of mystery, especially as it is a part of faith. Einstein called the most beautiful thing we can experience – the knowledge of the existence of something unfathomable to us. He was fascinated with the marvelous construction of the world and satisfied to merely understand a portion of why life’s eternity manifests itself in nature.

One of life’s mysteries is our instinctive drive to have our behavior grounded in compassion, nurture, and social bonds. There are certain ideals pertaining to human beings’ behavior toward each other that continue to maintain prominence and acceptance. Empathy and the need for beauty and harmony have usually been willingly recognized by human beings.

Where does this instinctive drive derive? Sufis seem to be more at ease with mystery than most. They simply acknowledge that mystery remains an active force in the universe, a wild card in the game of existence. They don’t try to explain things, just add wonder and gratitude. Take the opportunity to contact that part of yourself the reflects and enjoys the mysterious.

Your friend, Webb

About the author

Webb Hubbell, former Associate Attorney General of The United States, is an author and speaker. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller.

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