The Book Of Mysteries: The Beginning

Day 1 of 3 • This day’s reading


 DAY 1: Infinity in a Jar

The teacher held up a clay jar.

“A question,” he said. “Can that which is little contain that which is big?”

“No,” I answered.

“But it can,” he replied. He removed the cap from the jar’s top. “If it’s an open vessel. A closed vessel can never contain anything larger than its own size. But an open vessel can.”

“And the reason you’re showing me this…”

“Which is larger, that which you know or that which you don’t know?”

“That which I don’t know.”

“So how do you contain that which is bigger than you?”

“By becoming an open vessel,” I said.

“Yes,” said the teacher. “Only by opening yourself up can you come to know that which you don’t already know. And the truth is always greater than our knowing. Your mind and heart are finite, clay jars. But the truth has no end. God has no end…So open now your mind, your heart, and your life. For it is only the open vessel and an open heart that can contain the infinity of God.”

The Mission: Today, open your mind, your heart, and your life to that which you don’t yet know, that you might contain that which is greater than yourself.