All the answers

I remember forty years ago when I had all the answers. Then I found out that I had the answers to the wrong questions.

Since then, I have learned to follow the wise words of Ken Kesey:

“The answer is never the answer. What’s really interesting is the mystery. If you seek the mystery instead of the answer, you’ll always be seeking. I’ve never seen anybody really find the answer — they think they have, so they stop thinking. But the job is to seek mystery, evoke mystery, plant a garden in which strange plants grow and mysteries bloom. The need for mystery is greater than the need for an answer.”

In my old age I am embracing the mystery. There is so much joy in learning new things and exploring the mysteries.