mystery

A Quote by Paul John Roach on answers, awareness, intuition, mystery, people, and questions

Some adopt a rigid system that answers all possible questions and so you don't have to think beyond its systems.  The other response is much more seemingly fragile but much more expansive, because it doesn't lay down a rigid framework.  It allows you to move within the mystery of it.  And that seems to be flowering right now.  I think people are more and more interested in embracing that because they've been through everything else.  It is a willingness to embrace mystery, a willingness to embrace not knowing, allowing that intuitive awareness to speak.

Paul John Roach

Source: The Translucent Revolution: How People Just Like You Are Waking Up & Changing the World

Contributed by: ingebrita

A Quote by Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde on mystery, visible, and invisible

The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

Contributed by: mimi

A Quote by Arjuna Ardagh on children, connection, magic, mystery, parents, and place

Once we meet our children, even for moments, in a place of "I don't know," of relinquished authority, we return to the realms of mystery and magic, where real connection becomes alive again.

Arjuna Ardagh

Source: The Translucent Revolution: How People Just Like You Are Waking Up & Changing the World

Contributed by: ingebrita

A Quote by Annie Dillard on discovery, mystery, self, spirit, and universe

The gaps are the thing.  The gaps are the spirit's one home, the altitudes and latitudes so dazzlingly spare and clean that the spirit can discover itself like a once-blind man unbound.  The gaps are the clefts in the rock where you cower to see the back parts of God; they are fissures between mountains and cells the wind lances through, the icy narrowing fiords splitting the cliffs of mystery.  Go up into the gaps.  If you can find them; they shift and vanish too.  Stalk the gaps.  Squeak into a gap in the soil, turn, and unlock--more than a maple--universe.

Annie Dillard (nee Doak) (1945 -)

Source: The Little Zen Companion

Contributed by: ingebrita

A Quote by Maureen Hawkins on life, mystery, love, relationships, birth, and mothers

Before you were conceived I wanted you. Before you were born I loved you. Before you were here for an hour I would die for you. This is the miracle of life.

Maureen Hawkins

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A Quote by Paulo Coelho on mystery, turning point, and universe

My turning point was my pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela. It was then that I, who had dedicated most of my life to penetrate the 'secrets' of the universe, realized that there are no secrets. Life is and will always be a mystery.

Paulo Coelho

Contributed by: ~Matthew

A Quote by Paulo Coelho on discipline, mystery, religion, and spirituality

Well, let's distinguish religion from spirituality. I am Catholic, so religion for me is a way of having discipline and collective worship with persons who share the same mystery.

Paulo Coelho

Contributed by: ~Matthew

A Quote by Agnes Martin on mind, beauty, mystery, perfection, and transcendence

I think our minds respond to things beyond this world. Take beauty: it’s a very mysterious thing, isn’t it?  I think it’s a response in our minds to perfection. It’s too bad, people not realizing that their minds expand beyond this world.

Agnes Martin

Source: Martin, Agnes. Schriften (Writings)

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A Quote by Agnes Martin on art, beauty, mystery, mind, and perfection


When I think of art I think of beauty. Beauty is the mystery of life. It is not in the eye it is in the mind. In our minds there is awareness of perfection.

Agnes Martin

Source: Martin, Agnes. Schriften (Writings)

Contributed by: pj

A Quote by Joseph Addison on mortality, mystery, and morality

The union of the Word and Mind produces that mystery which
is called life...Learn deeply of the Mind and its mystery, for
their-in lies the secret of mortality.

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

Source: Joseph Addison

Contributed by: Monk

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