In the beginning, people looked at the world about them in wonder. Then they began to make sense of whatever they could. But the wonder persisted. Eventually, they came to believe they could understand everything, that whatever does not make sense is simply not true —it does not exist. That's when the wonder died.

This is all a preamble to the Rebbe’s approach to truth: Discard the notion that truth means that which makes sense to you. Those who believed this were the ones who called Edison's light bulb a hoax while Menlo Park basked in it's light; who wrote theses to prove that man could not fly inside a machine when the Wright brothers had been doing just that publicly for five years. They are as foolish as the 18th century scientists who threw the meteorites out of the museums, because they said, "Rocks don't fall from the heavens, because there are no rocks in heaven!"

Truth is something you find when you surrender yourself to it. Truth is often something you would rather reject, something that refuses to sit inside your mind. Truth comes from somewhere beyond your grasp, beyond "you."

Once you have recognized that yes, this is the inescapable truth, then you must engage every cell of your brain to understand, to digest it. But begin with wonder, with emptiness, with eyes and ears open to that which the world is telling you.