I was watching an old Joan Crawford movie on TV and one of the actors recited this verse. It fascinated me so I Googled it. It made me think how people search for and desire clarity but are fascinated and drawn to mystery. That’s about as far as I got in my thoughts because I am not especially profound but I would love to hear your thoughts on this, perhaps as regards your practice, your own search for clarity or perhaps your fascination with mystery and unknown gods
Let mystery have its place in you;
Do not be always turning up your whole soil with the ploughshare of self-examination,
But leave a little fallow corner in your heart ready for any seed the winds may bring,
And reserve a nook of shadow for the passing bird;
Keep a place in your heart for the unexpected guests, an altar for the unknown God.
Then if a bird sing among your branches, do not be too eager to tame it.
If you are conscious of something new—thought or feeling, wakening in the depths of your being—
Do not be in a hurry to let in light upon it, to look at it;
Let the springing germ have the protection of being forgotten,
Hedge it round with quiet, and do not break in upon its darkness.
Henri Frederic Amiel