“The mystery of life isn’t a problem to solve, but a reality to experience.”
― Frank Herbert
We humans tend to be problem-solving animals. For many of us, set a puzzle in front of us and we will work at it, if not consciously then somewhere in the back of our minds. When we don’t have problems to solve, we create them. We hear something that a friend or loved one says and we ask “Now what did they mean by that?” “How did that get there?” “Where did I put my glasses / phone / wallet?” “Why do hot dogs come in packages of eight while hot dog buns are packaged in sixes?” We ask the larger questions and to ask implies that there is an answer “How did I come to be here?” “How did everything else come to be here?” “How do I do this?”.
I tend to obsess around problems. I love working logic puzzles and when someone comes to me for advice either as a friend or as a tarot reader, I do my best to give good answers. Yet I agree with Frank Herbert’s advice above. Sometimes we have to enjoy life, even the rougher parts as the wonderful thing it is. We can’t spend so much time worrying about the hows and whys and whether we can do something better that we forget to live. I find myself in need of this reminder often.
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