Sometimes you won’t get answers to certain questions.
There may be things left undiscovered. Unsaid.
You will have to find contentment in the unresolved.
Even if it’s temporary, and answers come later;
even if it’s permanent, and you can’t find what you’re looking for.
Mysteries occur every day. Discovering truth, perspective, motive, result, origin can be freeing, worthwhile. Take joy in revelation. Even in its smallest quantities.
And when the mystery wins, when the pieces stay jagged and refuse to fit together to reveal its finish, don’t let what was once a curious endeavor become a occupied obsession. Obsession robs nutrients from joy’s wellspring.
Learn the practice of catch and release. Absorb the thrill of letting something get away, ever-attatching to the anticipation of getting another chance to reel it in. Perhaps you’ll be stronger for the pull next time. Seasoned in the craft. Matured enough in a moment where wisdom is the key ingredient to holding what you’ve been practicing for so long to carry.
Because sometimes you will find what you’re looking for.
It may not be how you left it, if it was lost to begin with.
It may not be how you pictured it, if you’ve never before obtained the object of your query.
Thus, prepare for surprise every day.
Mysteries affix themselves to surprise.
And discovery is the pinnacle of pursuit.
Remember that for every explorer who found his life’s object, there were vast periods of coming up empty. The life of one who seeks is saturated with limbo. Until discovery there is only speculation, suggestion, theory. Yet the thrill remains throughout the unfinished.
Hope lives in the wait.
So stay at peace in the middle.
Besides, “It is He who reveals the profound and hidden things; He knows what is in the darkness, And the light dwells with Him.” (Daniel 2:22)
“There is an appointed time for everything. And there is a time for every event under heaven –” (Ecclesiastes 3:1)
There is a time. He is enough in the wait and in the find. He gives the hope which nurtures us.