There are only two real mysteries.

There are only two real mysteries in the universe.



Mystery Number One: Why is there something and not nothing?

Mystery Number Two: How come we are conscious, what is consciousness, how come we think?


All the other mysteries are sub-mysteries, and depend on these first two.

Slightly connected,  a poem attributed to the Persian poet Hafez (1326 -1389):


I wish I could show you, 
when you are lonely or in the darkness, 
the astonishing light of your own being.



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