Flow Into The Mystery

Life is so often confusing and full of the unknown.  Lately everything seems so up in the air for me, how about you?  What I have noticed is that I have been trying to figure things out with my thoughts forgetting that thoughts are just collections of words I give meaning to and have little or no basis in reality.  The knowing I am after exists on another plane of understanding beyond the thinking mind. 

So it is time to go into the mystery.  Remember in the Indiana Jones movie where they had to trust the bridge would appear if they were ready to take the first step.  As they stepped out into the unknown the bridge magically appeared so they could cross it. 

The mysteries of life are often like that invisible bridge.  You have to be willing to take risks and go into the unknown. You know when the risk is big because your stomach gets tight and fear crawls over your body. Then you take the next step often blindly with trust and courage in your heart.

Inside the mystery is different for everyone so there are no road maps to follow.  What mystery is awaiting you?  Where do you know you need to go but so far you have held back?  Is it in love, your work, following a dream, living with purpose, setting a boundary or saying yes to something that seems too crazy to figure out? 

Imagine that first step and the trust it takes.  Remember you have a higher guidance system onboard waiting to show you the way and keep you as safe as possible as you go.  Now take a quick tour inside and see what is holding you back.  Feel the fear and do it anyway.  The worst that could happen is that you end on you backside with a good dose of humble pie.  The best is that you may find yourself journeying down the road of inspirational insights and great success.   

"All genius is a conquering of chaos and mystery."
Otto Weininger

"Every branch of human knowledge, if traced up to its source and final principles, vanishes into mystery."
Arthur Machen

Peace Letter #53

Dear President Obama,

People need work but billions of our dollars are being spent in Iraq and Afghanistan.  People want jobs more than they want us to be occupying other countries in pursuit of a radical bunch of men.  How does this priority of war make more sense than putting people back to work?

We are patient people but we need to believe in something better or the grassroots of your support will drop away and it will be you against a party who has only one interest.  That interest is getting back into power to feed their egos and their investments.

Give us reason to have hope and we will follow you towards a much better America.

Joseph Bernard, Ph.D.

Join me and send President Obama emails of support and encourage the end of war and the other dysfunctional ways of government at: http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact