Respect the Mystery

“The wise man is one who, knows, what he does not know.”
― Lao TzuTao Te Ching

I’ll be the first to admit that sometimes I get on the path of wanting to know.
Seeking answers. Needing the truth.

But you know what?

Oftentimes that leads me to feeling frustrated, especially when it comes to spirituality, because there’s just no way I could ever get the full revelation of the Divine while in this body.

Sure, maybe Jesus or Buddha did, but I’m thinking I’m not quite there.

The last time I started feeling a bit of discontent spiritually, I heard deep within,

“Respect and honor the mystery.”

Wow. That swept through my whole frame.

See, just as Lao Tzu mentioned, the wise one is he who is alright with knowing what he knows, and not needing to know more.

Not striving. Not trying to one-up everyone else.

Rather, by letting go. By being alright with where you are right now, which is all you ever are anyway.

Here, now.

For me, remember to respect and honor the mystery settles my mind.  Sure, I want to understand it all. I want to experience transcendence and more, but can I be alright each moment?

Can I simply be?

“Be still, and know that I am God.”

Simply believe. Respect the mystery of Jesus and God’s Kingdom, and smile.

It’s not meant to be hard.

“The further one goes, the less one knows.” 
― Lao TzuTao Te Ching

Dominica Applegate
Written by: Dominica Applegate

Dominica Applegate is an author, writer, and transpersonal spiritual teacher. Her teachings have helped millions of people experience emotional healing, relationship repair, and spiritual awakening. Earning her BA in Psychology and MA in Counseling, she worked 12 years in the mental health field before diving full-time into writing.

She runs Rediscovering Sacredness, an online portal that offers inspiration, essays, resources, and tools to help heal inner pain and experience more peace and joy.

Her books include:

Into The Wild Shadow Work Journal
Healing After a Breakup: A 50 Day Devotional & Guided Inner Work Journal
Goodbye Codependency: A 40-Day Devotional to Boost Self-Care
The Pain, It Shapes Her World {Poetry}