“There is nothing you can learn from as much as a problem you cannot fully solve. Unsolved problems can be some of the greatest tormentors, but also the greatest teachers. Unsolved problems keep the mind hungry and the eyes open.” –Jonathan Zap
The intention for my “Journey to Wholeness” series (January 3rd through March 14th) was to break mindsets, stimulate curiosity, and bring enlightenment to well-being—being well physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. It was a nudge to NOT get caught up in labels—“short, fat, narrow-minded, empty-headed, New Age”—but to remain open-minded, non-judgmental of “other-mindedness.”
When we think we know the mind of God, spiritual growth is thwarted, and there’s no need for faith. It’s like a marksman or sharpshooter cutting off his trigger finger. He has no further use of his rifle.
By his writings, it seems that Nietzsche lost his faith at the age of 20. Regarding such, here is what he wrote in a letter to his sister: “Hence the ways of men part: if you wish to strive for peace of soul and pleasure, then believe; if you wish to be a devotee of truth, then inquire…”
Was that his last hypothesis after meeting God, again? Who are we to judge?
My point: we have each suffered disillusionments from the actions, words, or behaviors of another human being, but that’s no reason to throw in the towel on all humanity. The same goes for not receiving the answer you expected, or desired, from your prayers, life plan, or religion. Continue seeking answers to these “unresolved problems.” Like Zap said, use them as your teachers.
It’s been a week since my series ended. I feel a responsibility to keep your brain from going mushy, so-o-o the last link in my article is to help you keep a hungry mind and open eyes.
Here are a couple of the author’s quotes (Gary ‘Z’ McGee, taken from his “Waking Times”) to prime your mind:
“From microcosm to macrocosm we are infinite beings perceiving an infinite reality using finite faculties.” (That’s us humans trying to figure out the universes, using our mere intellect—devoid of spirituality.)
“Atoms consist of 99.9999999% empty space. That means: everything from the chair you’re sitting on, the computer you’re staring at, even you, are only .000000001% there.” (If you read this for the second time, and no one’s there to witness it, does that mean you’re not there either? Huh?!)
Okay, back to another dimension. Here’s a two-minute exert of theoretical physicist, Dr. Michio Kaku (my second favorite physicist, after “Mysteries of the Universe” narrator, Brian Cox, on the Science Channel), answering Andre Lapiere’s question: “Are there only three dimensions in other universes or could there be more?”
HIP-HIP-HORRAY, for big thinkers!
If any of this intrigues you, here’s a DEEP, humorous rabbit hole…one curious click after another. Be forewarned:
“You are traveling through another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land of imagination. Next stop, the Twilight Zone!” (Season 3 of Twilight Zone-introduction by Rod Serling)