“One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery every day. Never lose a holy curiosity.”
As the saying goes “Curiosity is in the eye of the beholder.” Albert Einstein’s quote reminds us of that again today. It is through this curiosity and the experiences we encounter that leads us towards creating our moral compass. Take a moment and think about it. Life is a mystery. Each day we are able to peel back a couple more layers of the mystery into who we are and what we can become.
As we know, mysteries are solved when we discover clues. Each clue leads to another one and eventually, like we do when putting puzzles together, we piece the clues together to solve the mystery. I can remember each Sunday my parents watched Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher in “Murder She Wrote” and each week as fate would have it, she would be wrapped up in another mystery to solve.
We are in essence living in our own TV series solving the mystery of our lives. We rely on our inner thoughts and values that guide us in finding clues and use them to help us discover more about who we are. As Albert Einstein says we need to not lose that sense of curiosity. I think it keeps us going, helps us to push onward in times when we may not want to. We need to remember that no matter how old we get, we have not even scratched the surface as to who we truly are and who we can become. We owe it to ourselves to continue to be curious and never stop trying to solve life’s greatest mystery: what our true purpose is.
What does this quote mean to you and how can you apply today’s message towards defining/refining your own moral compass?