An eye is meant to see things.
The soul is here for its own joy.
A head has one use: For loving a true love.
Legs: To run after.
Love is for vanishing into the sky. The mind,
For learning what men have done and tried to do.
Mysteries are not to be solved. The eye goes blind when it only wants to see why. – Jalaluddin Rumi
I can’t say exactly what Rumi says to you here, but what I hear is that we sometimes just need to admire the mystery for what it is, and not try to take it apart. The scientist in me may wonder how the universe all works, how it began, and when will it end, but I am lost if I forget to simply enjoy its magnitude and mystery. The golfer may take hundreds of lessons, analyze his swing from the position of his feet to his interlocking grip, but he should never stop admiring the flight of a well struck ball heading toward the pin.
Likewise we may question why if there is only one God why there are so many faiths, whether God does or doesn’t get involved in our day-to-day problems, or why terrible and wonderful things seem to co-exist, but we must never forget to admire the mystery of God’s love or the beauty of all God’s creation. Take a moment every day to – vanish into the sky.
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