Living with Mystery and Paradox

Since God is essentially unknowable,
we often associate mystery and paradoxes with the Divine.
And since life itself came from God, life indeed is also full of mystery and paradoxes.
Life is so precious and beautiful we would want to keep and preserve it forever.
We do not want it to dissipate or disappear.
But the truth and paradox is that we get to keep life by giving it away.
The more I try to hold and keep it, the more we tend to lose it.
The more I give it away in love and service, the fuller and richer it becomes.

And so it is in nature, specially when she wants to show us God.
A rainbow is always a sight to behold.
Try to keep and save it by getting to its ‘end’ and it is not there.
A rose is a thing of beauty, a joy to cherish and keep.
Try to understand and reproduce its beauty by dissecting it, you have with nothing
but the pulse beat of a quark.
The sum total of the moments in life that I give away in love and service
will define the beauty and joy that there is in my life.

Life indeed is a deep paradox, a maelstrom of contradictions.
The good coexists side by side with the evil.
Joys come along with pain and tears are never far from our smiles and laughter.
And all around, life does not at all seem fair:
“I tell you, to all those who have, more will be given;
but from those who have nothing, even what they have will be taken away.”

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