“…it involves living with the mystery…”
So the two of us were driving up and down endless streets! To avoid embarrassment I didn’t mention that we were lost and prayed my friend in the passenger seat might not sense we were getting nowhere! Eventually, with an overlay of urgent anxiety he uttered the question that I had been dreading, “Are we lost?” Not knowing where the boundaries are, what comes next or what the answer is always invokes panic in my friend! He does not do well with unknowns. He once told me he takes heroin because it drives away his chronic anxiety and makes him feel “like the sun is rising in my soul.” I was present once when he got lost in an outdoor garden maze and heard his shrieks and screams as an anxiety attack overtook him!
The quote by Sufi mystic Rumi, “Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment” would…
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