But does anyone have an answer? World religions claim to—stories that explain why things are the way they are. The mystery is solved. Everyone can be happy and get on with their lives. But no. If you are a thinker who insists on going deeper, you will keep asking why, why, why, until you get to a place where there can be no explanation. It just is.
The whole cosmos just is. And everything in it is inter-related in an infinitely complex system that is beyond human comprehension. We may create mathematical formulas to reveal the underlying order of the Universe. We may tell tales of gods that create and destroy. But we will NEVER, ever be able to explain all the mysteries of life.
This is very humbling and at the same time awe-inspiring. The wonder of not knowing while we observe the passing show is much more stimulating and life-giving than thinking you know all the answers to all the questions. Knowledge is always of the past, anyway, and not part of the possibilities of the future.
I like Dan Millman’s statement in The Peaceful Warrior:
“Life is a mystery. Don’t waste time trying to figure it out.”