Suffering can simply be said to be our ego-mind’s obsession with knowing. It demands that it has all the facts. It makes up stories about what the future holds. The truth is however, that this present moment and every moment of our future is a complete mystery.
Stop right now. Notice that the next five minutes is a mystery. Sure, your heart is beating, but how fast or how slow will it beat? What sounds might you hear? Will someone call? When you stop and notice that your future is a mystery waiting to unfold, you’re in spirit, not ego. This is the magic of children. They don’t think they know things!
What if when you wake up tomorrow the day was a mystery to you? You realize that anything is possible. What if you anticipated the wonder of each moment just like you are watching a great movie? You really don’t know what the next moment has in store.
A wonderful fact to reflect upon… that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other. ~Charles Dickens