Mystery irritates; it demands solutions. Perhaps this is because we are so intolerant of ambiguity, generally preferring things in black or white without shades of gray. When faced with mystery, we often engage in desperate attempts to solve it.
The desperation is apparent, as we’ve already seen, in the effort to explain away the occurrence of severe illness in spiritually enlightened individuals— anything to preserve our preferred theory that good people don’t get sick. – Dr. Larry Dossey / Healing Words