I would like to beg you dear Sir, as well as I can, to have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and to try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language. Don’t search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able to live them. And the point is to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer.
-Rainer Maria Rilke
The Mind's Limits
Human curiosity is one of the great engines of life. You could even say it's the sole driving force of our experience. After all, without curiosity, we'd have no desire to go anywhere, learn anything, or try anything new.
And while following our curiosity can lead to some of life's great epiphanies and serendipitous moments, there are some dimensions of human experience where the intellect can't go. Likewise, there are places where the "egoic" self can't go either. They're
What I mean is that "the intellect" or "the egoic mind"
Excelling at signal and pattern recognition, the mind is always hungry for more information. It believes more information will lead it to more answers. And with more answers, life will get easier, better, or some other form of favorable.
This becomes problematic when the time comes to be still and turn our awareness not
But as we explore inner space, there's
l something that will never be squelched. But the challenge we run into within mindfulness and introspective practice is that the mind's intelligence--grand though it is--cannot approach the fundamental mystery of life. The mind, as an instrument wielded by conscious awareness,
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